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comedies, plural;
  1. Professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh

  2. A movie, play, or broadcast program intended to make an audience laugh
    • - a rollicking new comedy
  3. The style or genre of such types of entertainment

  4. The humorous or amusing aspects of something
    • - advertising people see the comedy in their work
  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 such plays
    • - satiric comedy

  1. light and humorous drama with a happy ending
  2. drollery: a comic incident or series of incidents
  3. (comedian) a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
  4. (comedian) an actor in a comedy
  5. Comedy (from the , kōmōidía) as a popular meaning, is any humorous discourse generally intended to amuse, especially in television, film, and stand-up comedy. ...
  6. Comedy is a double album recorded by Paul Kelly & The Messengers and originally released in 1991. It was the last album released before the partnership of Kelly and The Messengers was dissolved.
  7. Comedy was the second official album by Black, released in 1988. It reached No.32 in the UK album charts.
  8. Comedy is a word that Greeks and Romans confined to descriptions of stage-plays with happy endings. In the Middle Ages, the term expanded to include narrative poems with happy endings and a lighter tone. In this sense A. Dante used the term in the title of his poem, La Divina Commedia. ...
  9. Comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. Also, films in this style typically have a happy ending (the black comedy being an exception). One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies. ...
  10. Comedy may be divided into multiple genres based on the source of humor, the method of delivery, and the context in which it is delivered.
  11. archaic Greece. a choric song of celebration or revel; ancient Greece. a light, amusing play with a happy ending; medieval Europe. a narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g. ...
  12. (comedian) An entertainer who performs in a humorous manner, especially by telling jokes; Any person who is characteristically humorous or amusing
  13. (comedian) someone who makes his or her living being funny by means of an amusing character.
  14. (comedian) n. - the median strip.
  15. (Comedian) n. An entertainer possessing every faculty relevant to amusement save the ability to be funny.
  16. (Comedians) Funny guys and gals flock to Twitter to try out one-liners and absurdist humor. "The brevity of the form is well suited to puns and verbal jokes that tweak grammar and punctuation," wrote blogger Chris Erenata in a two-part series on "Twitter's comedy underground. ...
  17. (comedic) a needless inflation of comic, which means "of or resembling a comedy."
  18. (The Comedies) by William Shakespeare
  19. A literary work which is amusing and ends happily. Modern comedies tend to be funny, while Shakespearean comedies simply end well. Shakespearean comedy also contains items such as misunderstandings and mistaken identity to heighten the comic effect. ...
  20. To dream of being at a light play, denotes that foolish and short-lived pleasures will be indulged in by the dreamer. To dream of seeing a comedy, is significant of light pleasures and pleasant tasks.
  21. A type of drama, opposed to tragedy, usually having a happy ending, and emphasizing human limitation rather than human greatness.
  22. One of two major types of drama, the other being tragedy. Its aim is to amuse, and it typically ends happily. Comedy assumes many forms, such as farce and burlesque, and uses a variety of techniques, from parody to satire. ...
  23. a literary work which is intended to amuse, and which normally has a happy ending. The term is usually applied to drama, but it can also be used for other literary kinds. ...
  24. (from Greek: komos, "songs of merrimakers"): In the original meaning of the word, comedy referred to a genre of drama during the Dionysia festivals of ancient Athens. The first comedies were loud and boisterous drunken affairs, as the word's etymology suggests. ...
  25. film or dramatic work depicting the uphill struggle and eventual success of a sympathetic hero or heroine; usually about ordinary people in difficult but non-life-threatening predicaments. Examples: Shakespeare, As You Like It; Shaw, Pygmalion.