opera bouffe

opéra bouffe

[op-er-uh boof, op-ruh; French aw-pey-ra boof]
noun, plural opéra bouffes, opéras bouffe French, opéras bouffes [aw-pey-ra boof] .
a comic opera, especially of farcical character.

1865–70; < French

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opéra bouffe (ˈɒpərə ˈbuːf, French ɔpera buf)
n , pl opéras bouffes
a type of light or satirical opera common in France during the 19th century
[from French: comic opera]

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