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buf·fo

 (bo͞o′fō)
n. pl. buf·fi (-fē) or buf·fos
A man who sings comic opera roles.

[Italian, from buffare, to puff, of imitative origin.]

buffo

(ˈbʊfəʊ; Italian ˈbuffo)
n, pl -fi (-fɪ) or -fos
1. (Music, other) (in Italian opera of the 18th century) a comic part, esp one for a bass
2. (Professions) Also called: buffo bass or basso buffo a bass singer who performs such a part
[C18: from Italian (adj): comic, from buffo (n) buffoon]

buf•fo

(ˈbu foʊ)

n., pl. -fi (-fē), -fos.
a male opera singer specializing in comic roles.
[1755–65; < Italian buffone buffoon]
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Fitness instructor Buffi Jashanmal said there is no excuse for not getting a good night's sleep.
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Survivors include his wife; his mother; a grandparent, Etta Barkley; and three siblings, Michael Carroll and Traci Carlin, both of Eugene, and Buffi Kennedy of Pennsylvania.
Thus begins the day-after-day rigors of constant shining, ironing, buffi ng and drilling that will prepare the Sailor for the next two years of high-profile duty.
Gianni Cicali, seguendo alcuni dei piu noti attori-cantanti nel corso delle loro carriere e ricostruendo gli spettacoli piu rappresentativi del genere grazie a dati provenienti da varie fonti (documenti d'archivio, libretti d'opera, repertori e carteggi), si propone di descrivere la fenomenologia delle principali parti (Notai e Lisette, Pancrazi e Nerine) e dei principali ruoli (buffi, buffi caricati, prime buffe, buffi di mezzo carattere) dell'opera buffa italiana.
Accounting professionals and history buffi alike can listen to audio streams of SEC roundtable discussions and oral histories of past and present members' involvement in the commission at its historical society Web site.
Festival director Marco Muller resigned on the closing day and festival president Giuseppe Buffi died 13 days before the opening.
The developments along rue de Pommard, where Jean-Pierre Buffi and others created a sequence of small courts and little streets leading down to the new urban park along the river, are some of the most sophisticated pieces of European urban housing built in the last decade (AR June 1995): they self-consciously draw on the traditions of Paris, while using up-to-date constructional techniques, and the spatial and formal potential these offer.
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