opera buffa

[ op-er-uh-boo-fuh, op-ruh; Italian aw-pe-rah boof-fah ]
/ 藞蓲p 蓹r 蓹 藞bu f蓹, 藞蓲p r蓹; Italian 藞蓴 p蓻 r蓱 藞buf f蓱 /
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noun, plural o路pe路ra buf路fas, o路pe路ras buf路fa, Italian o路pe路re buf路fe [aw-pe-re boof-fe]. /藞蓴 p蓻 r蓻 藞buf f蓻/.
an Italian farcical comic opera originating in the 18th century and containing recitativo secco, patter songs, and ensemble finales.
the operatic genre comprising such works.
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Origin of opera buffa

Borrowed into English from Italian around 1795鈥1805
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British Dictionary definitions for opera buffa

opera buffa
/ (藞bu藧f蓹, Italian 藞opera 藞buffa) /

noun plural opera buffas or opere buffe (Italian 藞opere 藞buffe)
comic opera, esp that originating in Italy during the 18th century

Word Origin for opera buffa

from Italian: comic opera
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