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opéra bouffe

[op-er-uh boof, op-ruh; French aw-pey-ra boof] /ˈɒp ər ə ˈbuf, ˈɒp rə; French ɔ peɪ ra ˈbuf/
noun, plural opéra bouffes, opéras bouffe French, opéras bouffes
[aw-pey-ra boof] /ɔ peɪ ra ˈbuf/ (Show IPA)
1.
a comic opera, especially of farcical character.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French
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opéra bouffe

/ˈɒpərə ˈbuːf; French ɔpera buf/
noun (pl) opéras bouffes (French) (ɔpera buf)
1.
a type of light or satirical opera common in France during the 19th century
Word Origin
from French: comic opera
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