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farces, plural;
  1. A comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations

  2. The genre of such works

  3. An absurd event
    • - the debate turned into a drunken farce

  1. a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
  2. fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
  3. forcemeat: mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
  4. (farcical) broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
  5. In theatre, a farce is a comedy which aims to entertain the audience by means of unlikely, extravagant, and improbable situations, disguise and mistaken identity, verbal humour of varying degrees of sophistication, which may include sexual innuendo and word play, and a fast-paced plot whose ...
  6. Farced is a 1988 record from the band Volcano Suns.
  7. A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm; A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor; A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents; A ridiculous or empty show
  8. A type of drama related to comedy but emphasizing improbable situations, violent conflicts, physical action, and coarse wit over characterization or articulated plot.
  9. A type of comedy based on a humorous situation such as a bank robber who mistakenly wanders into a police station to hide. It is the situation here which provides the humor, not the cleverness of plot or lines, nor the absurdities of the character, as in situational comedy. ...
  10. stuffing; after the Middle Ages became the generic term for short dramatic pieces "stuffed" with buffoonery.
  11. (from Latin Farsus, "stuffed"): A farce is a form of low comedy designed to provoke laughter through highly exaggerated caricatures of people in improbable or silly situations. ...
  12. comedy that makes extensive use of improbable plot complications, zany characters, and slapstick humor. Examples: films by the Marx brothers and the Three Stooges; George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's You Can't Take It with You.
  13. A comedy with exaggerated characterizations, abundant physical or visual humor, and, often, an improbable plot.
  14. A comedy that contains an extravagant and nonsensical disregard of seriousness, although it may have a serious, scornful purpose.
  15. Theatrical genre which Alan Ayckbourn is mistakenly said to be a major proponent of. Although frequently labelled as a farceur, Alan Ayckbourn has only written one true farce, Taking Steps. He has written a couple of High Comedies, but the majority of his plays are tragi-comedies. ...
  16. Very comic situations pushed beyond the bounds of belief. Complicated and confused.
  17. highly exaggerated humorous play or skit
  18. comic genre that depends on an elaborately contrived, usually improbable plot, broadly drawn stock characters, and physical humor. Most farces are amoral and exist to entertain.
  19. a play characterized by broad humor, wild antics, and often slapstick, pratfalls, or other physical humor.
  20. A play intended to provoke non-censorious laughter by presenting absurd and ridiculous characters and actions. Complicated plots, mistaken ideas, and marital infidelity are the stuff of farce.
  21. A form of humor based on exaggerated, improbable incongruities. Farce involves rapid shifts in broad action and emotion, as well as slapstick comedy and extravagant dialogue. Malvolio, in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, is a farcical character. Example: "The Adjustment," a farce by Albert Bermel.
  22. a ridiculous situation in which everything goes wrong or becomes a sham
  23. Literature based on a humorous and improbable plot.
  24. A farce is a light, humourous play in which the plot depends upon the situation rather than the character.
  25. (French) Forcemeat or Stuffing.