burla

noun
bur·​la | \ ˈbu̇rlə, -(ˌ)lä \
plural burle\ -​(ˌ)lā \ or burlas

Definition of burla

1 : a musical composition or movement of a humorous or playful and often boisterous character
2 : an interpolated comic episode in the commedia dell' arte usually involving a practical joke — compare lazzo

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History and Etymology for burla

Italian, joke

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“Burla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burla. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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