Definitions for slapstickˈslæpˌstɪk
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a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone
characterized by horseplay and physical action
"slapstick style of humor"
physical comedy, e.g. slipping on a banana peel, exaggeratedly losing balance, walking into walls etc.
a pair of sticks tied together at one end and used to create a slapping sound effect for (1)
Origin: From slap + stick, the English translation of the batacchio. The slapstick was a pair of sticks tied together that made a loud noise when struck together, and was used by the comic character Harlequin in the commedia dell'arte.
Slapstick is a type of broad physical comedy involving exaggerated, boisterous actions, farce, violence and activities which may exceed the boundaries of common sense.
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