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opera buffa

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noun opera buf·fa \-ˈbü-fə\

Definition of opera buffa

  1. :  an 18th century farcical comic opera with dialogue in recitative



Origin of opera buffa

Italian, literally, comic opera


First Known Use: 1770


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