basso buffo

noun

basso buf·​fo
-¦bü-(ˌ)fō
plural bassi buffi
-¦bü-(ˌ)fē
or basso buffos
-¦bü-(ˌ)fōz
: a bass singer of comic roles in opera

Word History

Etymology

Italian, literally, comic bass

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“Basso buffo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basso%20buffo. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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