- comically vainglorious; having farcically self-important aspects: a comic-opera army, proud in its ceremonial splendor but inept on the battlefield.
- a diverting opera with spoken dialogue and a happy ending.
- the tradition or genre of such operas.
Origin of comic opera
Related Words for comic-operabouffe
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Historical Examples of comic-opera
American comic-opera in those countries; can you imagine it?The Lure of the Mask
Jim felt that the Government had buncoed him into this comic-opera chorus.We Can't Have Everything
She had been first a comic-opera singer, and later had earned good money by giving singing lessons.My Austrian Love
Unhappily his comic-opera politics prove that in attempting Parnassus he mistook his mountain.Books and Persons
You almost expect to see a chorus of comic-opera brigands or a bevy of stage milkmaids come trooping out of the wings any minute.Roughing it De Luxe
Irvin S. Cobb