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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Opera-bouffe op′ėr-a-bōōf a comic opera.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. opera-buffa. Cf. Buffoon.


In literature:

Beneath it are worn skirts and skirts, and skirts, so that the opera-bouffe effect is complete.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
An opera bouffe hold-up.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
The whole formed quite a little opera-bouffe, gypsies not being wanting.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
There was something of the opera bouffe about his methods which abstracted from the brilliancy of his success.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
This was the first of the opera bouffe wars.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
He was also chief tenor of a French Opera Bouffe Company, which visited America in 1879-80.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
Somehow, it seemed rather fascinating to have the opera bouffe side of the Black Republic presented to us.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
For my part I prefer opera-bouffe.
"With Edge Tools" by Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
To-day a drama, next week a comedy, opera-bouffe the week after.
"Jonathan and His Continent" by Max O'Rell
It was the Italian opera bouffe on the most charming stage in the world.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
This score, the first comic work I ever did, is in a light and easy style which savours of the Italian opera-bouffe.
"Autobiographical Reminiscences with Family Letters and Notes on Music" by Charles Gounod
We seem to be at the opera bouffe.
"The Teacher" by George Herbert Palmer
Two years previously he had written an "opera bouffe," entitled "L'Etoile," which was played at the Bouffes Parisiens.
"Masters of French Music" by Arthur Hervey
Charlotte is just now the successful leader of an English opera-bouffe company which is travelling in the West.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. December, 1877." by Various
And you are lucky if it isn't some indecent piece from some opera bouffe!
"The Marquis of Peñalta (Marta y María)" by Armando Palacio Valdés
It was a fragment of some French opera-bouffe, suggestive of feverish joy heedless of the morrow, of mad and reckless orgie.
"A Desperate Voyage" by Edward Frederick Knight
At the Carignan Theatre, where opera-bouffe was being played, I saw Redegonde, with whom I had failed at Florence.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The opera bouffe is in a stage beyond decadence, and no longer regards consistency, even of nonsense, in its dramatic elements.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
Their performances were conducted in the Spanish language, and their specialty was opera-bouffe.
"Curiosities of the American Stage" by Laurence Hutton
So the night wore on, with more songs and duets from opera and opera-bouffe.
"Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon