buffo

play
noun buf·fo \ˈbü-(ˌ)fō\

Definition of buffo

plural

buffi

play \-(ˌ)fē\ or

buffos

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

Examples of buffo in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of buffo

Italian, from buffone


First Known Use: 1764


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