[op-er-uh boo-fuh, op-ruh; Italian aw-pe-rah boof-fah] /ˈɒp ər ə ˈbu fə, ˈɒp rə; Italian ˈɔ pɛ rɑ ˈbuf fɑ/
noun, plural opera buffas, operas buffa Italian, opere buffe
[aw-pe-re boof-fe] /ˈɔ pɛ rɛ ˈbuf fɛ/ (Show IPA)
an Italian farcical comic opera originating in the 18th century and containing recitativo secco, patter songs, and ensemble finales.
the operatic genre comprising such works.
/ˈbuːfə; Italian ˈopera ˈbuffa/
noun (pl) opera buffas, opere buffe (Italian) (ˈopere ˈbuffe)
comic opera, esp that originating in Italy during the 18th century
- Opera cloak
noun 1. a large cloak worn over evening clothes Also called opera hood
[op-er-uh ko-meek, op-ruh; French aw-pey-ra kaw-meek] /ˈɒp ər ə kɒˈmik, ˈɒp rə; French ɔ peɪ ra kɔˈmik/ noun, plural opéra comiques, opéras comique French, operas comiques [aw-pey-ra kaw-meek] /ɔ peɪ ra kɔˈmik/ (Show IPA) 1. . /kɒˈmiːk; French ɔpera kɔmik/ noun (pl) opéras comiques (French) (ɔpera kɔmik) 1. a type of opera, not necessarily comic, […]
plural noun 1. a small, low-power pair of binoculars for use at plays, concerts, and the like. plural noun 1. small low-powered binoculars used by audiences in theatres and opera houses
[op-er-uh-goh-er, op-ruh-] /ˈɒp ər əˌgoʊ ər, ˈɒp rə-/ noun 1. a person who attends performances.