light and humorous drama with a happy ending
drollery, clowning, comedy, funniness(noun)
a comic incident or series of incidents
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., The Divine Comedy)
A dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone
The genre of such works
entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance
the art of composing comedy
a humorous event
Origin: First attested in 1374. From comedie, from comoedia, from κωμῳδία, from κῶμος + either ᾠδή or ἀοιδός, both from ἀείδω.
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
Origin: [F. comdie, 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.]
Comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to elicit laughter from the audience. Comedies are generally light-hearted dramas and are made to amuse and entertain the audiences. The comedy genre often humorously exaggerates situations, ways of speaking, or the action and characters. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies. Comedy, unlike other film genres, puts much more focus on individual stars, with many former stand-up comic transitioning to the film industry due to their popularity. While many comic films are lighthearted stories with no intent other than to amuse, others contain political or social commentary. The comedy genre can be considered the oldest film genre. Comedy was ideal for the early silent films, as it was dependent on visual action and physical humour rather than sound. Slapstick, one of the earliest forms of comedy, poked fun at physical mishap, usually in practical jokes, accidents and water soakings.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom′e-di, n. a dramatic piece of a pleasant or humorous character, originally accompanied with dancing and singing.—ns. Comē′dian, one who acts or writes comedies: an actor:—fem. Comédienne′; Comēdiet′ta, a short comic piece. [L.,—Gr. kōmōdia, kōmos, revel, ōdē, song.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'comedy' in Nouns Frequency: #2236
The numerical value of comedy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of comedy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When we do comedy, for me, the comedy has to feel real, it has to be grounded, you gotta find what makes this person seem real and seem relatable.
His story is larger than what happened within one comedy writers' room, or one NBC soundstage, you're looking at a moment in time when comedy changed.
It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat.
I had been wanting to stay within drama for a while but there I opened the floodgates and I realized that comedy is really close to drama, it's a substitute for drama. Comedy is like a scale that goes up and down.
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- comèdiaCatalan, Valencian
- komedie, veselohraCzech
- vígjáték, komédiaHungarian
- lawak, komediIndonesian
- コメディ, 喜劇Japanese
- 코미디, 희극Korean
- blijspel, komedieDutch
- komedieNorwegian Nynorsk
- комедиOssetian, Ossetic
- hài kịchVietnamese
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