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buffa

[boo-fuh; Italian boof-fah] /ˈbu fə; Italian ˈbuf fɑ/
noun, plural buffe
[boo-fey; Italian boof-fe] /ˈbu feɪ; Italian ˈbuf fɛ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a woman who sings comic roles in opera.
Origin of buffa
< Italian; feminine of buffo
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