See also: buffò

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian buffo

NounEdit

buffo ‎(plural buffos)

  1. (music) A comic singer, particularly in comic opera
    • 2007, January 27, “Vivien Schweitzer”, in Young Lovers, a Vespa and a Frolic by Rossini[1]:
      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 singular 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
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