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opéra bouffe

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noun op·éra bouffe \ˈō-pā-rä-ˈbüf, ˈä-p(ə-)rə-\

Definition of opéra bouffe

  1. :  satirical comic opera



Origin of opéra bouffe

French, from Italian opera buffa


First Known Use: 1870

Rhymes with opéra bouffe


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