from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See comic opera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


Short for opéra bouffe.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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