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opera buffa Line breaks: opera buffa
Pronunciation: /ˌɒp(ə)rə ˈbuːfə/

Definition of opera buffa in English:


A comic opera (usually in Italian), especially one with characters drawn from everyday life: an opera buffa based on a play by Goldoni
More example sentences
  • The main products of his Italian stay were a choral Te Deum, an opera buffa, Don Procopio, in the manner of Donizetti, and an ode-symphonie based on the life of Vasco da Gama.
  • Part tragedy and part opera buffa, the ‘invasion of Savoy’ began and ended quickly in the early part of February 1834.
  • Stendhal described it as Rossini's greatest opera buffa, but it's possible his opinion was tinged with a little sarcasm (he was a Cimarosa fan).


Italian, from opera 'opera' + buffa 'jest'.

Words that rhyme with opera buffa

hoofer, loofah, roofer, spoofer, tufa, woofer
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