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opéra bouffe

[ op-er-uh -boof, op-ruh; French aw-pey-ra -boof ]
/ ˈɒp ər ə ˈbuf, ˈɒp rə; French ɔ peɪ ra ˈbuf /
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noun, plural o·pé·ra bouffes, o·pé·ras bouffe, French o·pé·ras bouffes [aw-pey-ra -boof]. /ɔ peɪ ra ˈbuf/.

a comic opera, especially of farcical character.

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Origin of opéra bouffe

Borrowed into English from French around 1865–70
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opéra bouffe
/ (ˈɒpərə ˈbuːf, French ɔpera buf) /

noun plural opéras bouffes (French ɔpera buf)

a type of light or satirical opera common in France during the 19th century

Word Origin for opéra bouffe

from French: comic opera
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