opera buffa

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o·pe·ra buf·fa

 (ŏp′ər-ə bo͞o′fə, ŏp′rə, ō′pĕ-rä bo͞of′fä)
n.
An Italian comic opera of the 1700s.

[Italian : opera, opera + buffa, feminine of buffo, comic.]

opera buffa

(ˈbuːfə; Italian ˈopera ˈbuffa)
n, pl opera buffas or opere buffe (Italian ˈopere ˈbuffe)
(Music, other) comic opera, esp that originating in Italy during the 18th century
[from Italian: comic opera]

o•pe•ra buf•fa

(ˈɒp ər ə ˈbu fə, ˈɒp rə; It. ˈɔ pɛ rɑ ˈbuf fɑ)
n.
Italian farcical comic opera originating in the 18th century and containing recitatives, patter songs, and ensemble finales.
[1795–1805; < Italian]
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