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- n. Plural form of buffo.
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I have gone to a town with a sober literary essay in my pocket, and seen myself everywhere announced as the most desperate of buffos, -- one who was obliged to restrain himself in the full exercise of his powers, from prudential considerations.
Miss Biddy have become victims to the vulgar inspiration, and are laughing as heartily as if they were enjoying the grimaces of the first of buffos, Signor Ambrogetti.
But a Mexican tenor, an Albanian soprano, two Italian buffos, even a Korean soubrette stepped right out onto that bandstand and made Oklahoma or Nebraska their own.
Other fine buffos include Enzo Dara, Michele Pertusi and Ferrucio Furlanetto.