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

[French, from Italian opera buffa; see opera buffa.]

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]
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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
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