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comedy

  

      n   pl   , -dies  
1    a dramatic or other work of light and amusing character  
2    the genre of drama represented by works of this type  
3    (in classical literature) a play in which the main characters and motive triumph over adversity  
4    the humorous aspect of life or of events  
5    an amusing event or sequence of events  
6    humour or comic style  
the comedy of Chaplin     
     (C14: from Old French comédie, from Latin comoedia, from Greek komoidia, from komos village festival + aeidein to sing)  


comedy of manners  
      n  
1    a comedy dealing with the way of life and foibles of a social group  
2    the genre represented by works of this type  
high comedy  
      n   comedy set largely among cultured and articulate people and featuring witty dialogue  
   Compare       low comedy  
  high comedian      n  
low comedy  
      n   comedy characterized by slapstick and physical action  
  low comedian      n  
musical comedy  
      n  
1    a play or film, usually having a light romantic story, that consists of dialogue interspersed with singing and dancing  
2    such plays and films collectively  
situation comedy  
      n   (on television or radio) a comedy series involving the same characters in various day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episode,   (Also called)    sitcom  
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comedy

  
  
chaffing, drollery, facetiousness, farce, fun, hilarity, humour, jesting, joking, light entertainment, sitcom     (informal)   slapstick, wisecracking, witticisms  
  
Antonyms     
   high drama, melancholy, melodrama, opera, sadness, seriousness, serious play, soap opera, solemnity, tragedy  

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