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buffo  n. masc.  (Mus.) The comic actor in an opera.

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... he began to compose music, and in 1885 we published together an album of minuets, gavottes, and fugues. This led to our writing Narcissus, which is an Oratorio Buffo in the Handelian manner—that is as nearly so as we could make it. It is a mistake to suppose that all Handel's oratorios are upon sacred subjects; some of them are secular. And not only so, but, ...
— The Humour of Homer and Other Essays • Samuel Butler

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