o•pe•ra buf•fa

Pronunciation: (op'ur-u bOO'fu, op'ru; It.ô'pe-rä bOOf'fä), [key]
pl. o•pe•ra buf•fas, o•pe•ras buf•fa, It. o•pe•re buf•fePronunciation: (ô'pe-re bOOf'fe). [key]

1. an Italian farcical comic opera originating in the 18th century and containing recitativo secco, patter songs, and ensemble finales.
2. the operatic genre comprising such works.

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