from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See comic opera.
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- n. A comic opera
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Comic opera. See opera bouffe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A puff, as of flame.
- n. Opera bouffe; comic opera. See opera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
But that is your illustration; I would rather say opera bouffe, which is probably the truest copy of Life -- if we were limited to one kind.
The accompaniment was played on the American organ, moved for that occasion up to the platform, but even that could not detract from the passionate pride and fire with which Miss Clairville rendered that spirited song, so far removed from opera "bouffe" or "comic" opera; indeed the noble character of the first strain was considerably enhanced by the church-like quality of the accompaniment.
Hunched within its floodlit new-build, English cricket is now surfing the finest margins, dependent on the grande bouffe of the Saturday spree merchant, and not so much in bed with the purveyors of walk-up hospitality as sweatily intertwined on the main stairs.
This really is entering the opera bouffe stage, the final tragic-comic scenes in the drama of the Clinton loss of power.
All policy disasters committed by any political party reach this opera-bouffe stage at some point.
As someone who actually lived through all of the Great Depression, I feel like it's an endless bouffe.
That's not a bouffe, it's the beginning of our misery.
You may, of course, disregard the whole thing without fear of violent reprisals: anapestic little bouffe
Love that stuff. little bouffe-I think that cooking professionally would have a similar effect on me.
This scene, almost out of an opéra bouffe by his father, might have seemed pompous.