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  1. com·e·dy
    IPA[ˈkämədē]
  2. noun

    • 1. professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh.

      Synonym : light entertainment, comic play/film, farce, situation comedy, burlesque, pantomime, slapstick, satire, vaudeville, comic opera, sitcom
    • 2. a movie, play, or broadcast program intended to make an audience laugh:

      a rollicking new comedy
    • 3. the style or genre represented by comedy films, plays, and broadcast programs.

      Synonym : light entertainment, comic play/film, farce, situation comedy, burlesque, pantomime, slapstick, satire, vaudeville, comic opera, sitcom
    • 4. the humorous or amusing aspects of something:

      advertising people see the comedy in their work
      Synonym : humor, fun, funny side, comical aspect, funniness, ludicrousness, absurdity, absurdness, drollness, farce
    • 5. a play characterized by its humorous or satirical tone and its depiction of amusing people or incidents, in which the characters ultimately triumph over adversity:

      Shakespeare's comedies
    • 6. the dramatic genre represented by comedies:

      satiric comedy
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: comedy, plural noun: comedies

    • noun

      professional entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches, intended to make an audience laugh:

      a film, play, or broadcast programme intended to make an audience laugh:

    • noun

      a movie or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way:

      romantic comedies as a genre of film or theater:

    • noun

      a film, play, or other work that deals with tragic or distressing subject matter in a humorous way:

      a type of comedy in which tragic or distressing subject matter is dealt with in a humorous way:

    • noun

      a light play or movie with songs, dialogue, and dancing, connected by a plot:
    • noun

      comedy in which the subject and its treatment border on farce.
    • noun

      a style of drama that flourished in London after the Restoration in 1660, typically having a complicated plot marked by wit, cynicism, and licentiousness.
    • noun

      a venue where comedians give stand-up performances in front of an audience:
    • noun

      comedy employing sophisticated wit and often satirizing the upper classes.
    • noun

      a television or radio series in which the same set of characters are involved in various amusing situations.
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