opéra bouffe

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

o·pé·ra bouffe

 (ŏp′ər-ə bo͞of′, ŏp′rə, ô-pā-rä bo͞of′)
A comic, often farcical opera.

[French, from Italian opera buffa; see opera buffa.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

opéra bouffe

(ˈɒpərə ˈbuːf; French ɔpera buf)
n, pl opéras bouffes (French ɔpera buf)
(Music, other) a type of light or satirical opera common in France during the 19th century
[from French: comic opera]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opera bouffe - opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
opera - a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
light opera, operetta - a short amusing opera
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?