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Meaning of COMEDY

Pronunciation:  'kâmidee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a comic incident or series of incidents
  2. [n]  light and humorous drama with a happy ending

COMEDY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clowning, drollery, funniness
 Antonyms: tragedy
 See Also: black comedy, commedia dell'arte, drama, farce, farce comedy, fun, high comedy, low comedy, melodrama, play, seriocomedy, situation comedy, slapstick, sport, tragicomedy, travesty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com"e*dy\, n.; pl. {Comedies}. [F. com['e]die, L.
comoedia, fr. Gr. ?; ? a jovial festivity with music and
dancing, a festal procession, an ode sung at this procession
(perh. akin to ? village, E. home) + ? to sing; for comedy
was originally of a lyric character. See {Home}, and {Ode}.]
A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and
amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the
manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of
life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination
of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.

      With all the vivacity of comedy.         --Macaulay.

      Are come to play a pleasant comedy.      --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
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