opéra bouffe


op·​éra bouffe ˈō-pā-rä-ˈbüf How to pronounce opéra bouffe (audio)
: satirical comic opera

Word History


French, from Italian opera buffa

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of opéra bouffe was in 1868

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Cite this Entry

“Opéra bouffe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/op%C3%A9ra%20bouffe. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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