operas buffa

opera buffa

[op-er-uh boo-fuh, op-ruh; Italian aw-pe-rah boof-fah]
noun, plural opera buffas, operas buffa Italian, opere buffe [aw-pe-re boof-fe] .
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:
1795–1805; < Italian

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opera buffa (ˈbuːfə, Italian ˈopera ˈbuffa)
 
n , pl opera buffas, opere buffe
comic opera, esp that originating in Italy during the 18th century
 
[from Italian: comic opera]

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