Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man who sings comic opera roles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The comic actor in an opera; a comic singer.
  • Comic: as, basso buffo. See bouffe and buffa.

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

  • noun (Mus.) The comic actor in an opera.

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  • noun music A comic singer, particularly in comic opera

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from buffare, to puff, of imitative origin.]

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From Italian buffo

Examples

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  • (n) opera singer with a comic part. pl. buffi

    (adj): comic, burlesque

    January 9, 2009