Last modified on 11 August 2014, at 12:02

buffo

See also: buffò

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian buffo

NounEdit

buffo (plural buffos)

  1. (music) A comic singer, particularly in comic opera
    • 2007 January 27, Vivien Schweitzer, “Young Lovers, a Vespa and a Frolic by Rossini”:
      Signor Bruschino was updated from a generic buffo character to an oily, scholarly-looking, suit-clad neurotic, excellently acted and sung by Marco Nistico.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin buffa, itself echoic of puffing out cheeks.

AdjectiveEdit

buffo m (feminine buffa, masculine plural buffi, feminine plural buffe)

  1. funny, comical, amusing
  2. strange, odd
  3. whimsical
  4. playful

VerbEdit

buffo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of buffare