opéra bouffe

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

Definition of opéra bouffe 

: satirical comic opera

First Known Use of opéra bouffe

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for opéra bouffe

French, from Italian opera buffa

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