basso buffo

basso buf·​fo | \ -¦bü-(ˌ)fō \
plural bassi buffi\ -​¦bü-​(ˌ)fē \ or basso buffos\ -​¦bü-​(ˌ)fōz \

Definition of basso buffo

: a bass singer of comic roles in opera

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History and Etymology for basso buffo

Italian, literally, comic bass

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“Basso buffo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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