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opera buffa

[op-er-uh boo-fuh, op-ruh; Italian aw-pe-rah boof-fah] /ˈɒp ər ə ˈbu fə, ˈɒp rə; Italian ˈɔ pɛ rɑ ˈbuf fɑ/
noun, plural opera buffas, operas buffa Italian, opere buffe
[aw-pe-re boof-fe] /ˈɔ pɛ rɛ ˈbuf fɛ/ (Show IPA)
1.
an Italian farcical comic opera originating in the 18th century and containing recitativo secco, patter songs, and ensemble finales.
2.
the operatic genre comprising such works.
Origin of opera buffa
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Italian
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opera buffa

/ˈbuːfə; Italian ˈopera ˈbuffa/
noun (pl) opera buffas, opere buffe (Italian) (ˈopere ˈbuffe)
1.
comic opera, esp that originating in Italy during the 18th century
Word Origin
from Italian: comic opera
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