Definitions for opera bouffe
comic opera, opera bouffe, bouffe, opera comique(noun)
opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an opera in an extravagant burlesque style, with characters, music, and other accompaniments to match; is the creation of Offenbach (q. v.), his more distinguished successors in the production of which have been Lecocq, Hervé, and Strauss.
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