Definitions

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

  • n. A man who sings comic opera roles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A comic singer, particularly in comic opera

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The comic actor in an opera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Italian, from buffare, to puff, of imitative origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian buffo (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • (n) opera singer with a comic part. pl. buffi
    (adj): comic, burlesque

    January 9, 2009