buffo

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buf·fo

noun \ˈbü-(ˌ)fō\
plural buf·fi \-(ˌ)fē\ or buffos

Definition of BUFFO

:  clown, buffoon; specifically :  a male singer of comic roles in opera

Examples of BUFFO

  1. <in the comic opera, the buffo shared his entrance aria with a grimacing mime>

Origin of BUFFO

Italian, from buffone
First Known Use: 1764

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