opéra bouffe

noun
op·​éra bouffe | \ ˈō-pā-rä-ˈbüf How to pronounce opéra bouffe (audio) , 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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“Opéra bouffe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/op%C3%A9ra%20bouffe. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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