Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A puff, as of flame.
  • noun Opera bouffe; comic opera. See opera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Comic opera. See opera bouffe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music A comic opera

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken

Etymologies

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

[Short for opéra bouffe.]

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