Definitions for farcefɑrs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
farcefɑrs(n.; v.)farced, farc•ing.
(n.)a comedy based on unlikely situations and exaggerated effects.
humor of the type displayed in such works.
a foolish or meaningless show; ridiculous sham; mockery.
a stuffing; forcemeat.
(v.t.)to enliven (a speech or composition), esp. with witty material.
to stuff; cram.
Origin of farce:
1300–50; ME fars stuffing < MF farce < VL *farsa, n. use of fem. of L. farsus stuffed, ptp. of farcīre to stuff
farce, farce comedy, travesty(noun)
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
fill with a stuffing while cooking
"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
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.
The farce that we saw last night had us laughing and shaking our heads at the same time.
A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents
The first month of labor negotiations was a farce.
A ridiculous or empty show
The political arena is a mere farce, with all sorts of fools trying to grab power.
to stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff
to render fat
to swell out; to render pompous
stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat
a low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions
ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce
In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Farces are often highly incomprehensible plot-wise, but viewers are encouraged not to try to follow the plot in order to avoid becoming confused and overwhelmed. Farce is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Farces have been written for the stage and film. Furthermore, a farce is also often set in one particular location, where all events occur. Japan has a centuries-old tradition of farce plays called Kyōgen. These plays are performed as comic relief during the long, serious Noh plays.
Translations for farce
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (kind of) comic play in which both the characters and the events shown are improbable and ridiculous
The play is a classic farce.
- مَسْرَحِيَّه هَزَلِيَّه ساخِرَهArabic
- farsaPortuguese (BR)
- der SchwankGerman
- نمایش خنده آورFarsi
- מַמָש בְּדִיחָהHebrew
- farsa, lakrdijaCroatian
- 극(笑劇), 광대극Korean
- نمایش خنده آورPersian
- لوبه (ډرامه) چه دملنډو او مسخرو څخه ډكه وى، خندوونكې لوبهPashto
- orta oyunu, tulûatTurkish
- 笑劇，滑稽戲Chinese (Trad.)
- фарс; комедіяUkrainian
- مضحکہ خیز تمثیلUrdu
- kịch vui nhộnVietnamese
- 笑剧，滑稽戏Chinese (Simp.)
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