- (in opera) a comedy part, usually bass.
- a male opera singer who specializes in comic roles.
Origin of buffo
Examples from the Web for buffo
Historical Examples of buffo
Although the batrachian is of the genus bufo, he is by no means a buffo genius.
"Check me another time, Vere, if you see me inclined to be buffo," he said.A Spirit in Prison
That, my dear Buffo,” I replied, “is on account of the lava.
I will tell you presently,” replied the buffo, “we must first go upstairs.
And this must be Rosina,” whispered the buffo; “Dio mio, how death has aged her!
- (in Italian opera of the 18th century) a comic part, esp one for a bass
- Also called: buffo bass, basso buffo (Italian ˈbasso ˈbuffo) a bass singer who performs such a part