What does Comedy mean?

Definitions for Comedy
ˈkɒm ɪ diCom·e·dy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comedynoun

    light and humorous drama with a happy ending

  2. drollery, clowning, comedy, funninessnoun

    a comic incident or series of incidents

Wiktionary

  1. comedynoun

    archaic Greece. a choric song of celebration or revel

  2. comedynoun

    ancient Greece. a light, amusing play with a happy ending

  3. comedynoun

    medieval Europe. a narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g., The Divine Comedy)

  4. comedynoun

    A dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone

  5. comedynoun

    The genre of such works

  6. comedynoun

    entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance

  7. comedynoun

    the art of composing comedy

  8. comedynoun

    a humorous event

  9. Etymology: First attested in 1374. From comedie, from comoedia, from κωμῳδία, from κῶμος + either ᾠδή or ἀοιδός, both from ἀείδω.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. COMEDYnoun

    A dramatick representation of the lighter faults of mankind.

    Etymology: comedia, Lat.

    Your honour’s players
    Are come to play a pleasant comedy. William Shakespeare, Tam. of the Shrew.

    A long, exact, and serious comedy,
    In every scene some moral let it teach,
    And, if it can, at once both please and preach. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comedynoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Comedy

    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

  1. Comedy

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. comedy

    A type of observing of human behavior or conversation that is simple it creates laughter, joy and fun around the world.

    Comedy is good fun and the meaning is for it to be a tool to generate laughter, fun and love around the world


    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Comedy' in Nouns Frequency: #2236

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Comedy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Comedy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Comedy in a Sentence

  1. Shane Gillis:

    Im a comedian who pushes boundaries. I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, youre going to find a lot of bad misses, im happy to apologize to anyone whos actually offended by anything Ive said. My intention is never to hurt anyone but I trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks.

  2. Jason Schwartzman:

    This is a big comedy about a little penis. Or a little movie about a big penis.

  3. Stephen Fry:

    It is easy to forget that the most important aspect of comedy, after all, its great saving grace, is its ambiguity. You can simultaneously laugh at a situation, and take it seriously.

  4. Roberto Larios:

    Ultimately, as representatives, we are here to build careers, elevate profiles, and most importantly, achieve dreams. If we can help, for example, five Latina female comedy writers that we represent find success, and all five of them are doing amazing things or are about to, then the ideal scenario would be that we can go sign five more to replicate the success, in the end, it isn't necessarily just the work that I or any of my teammates are doing, but how receptive the other end of my phone call or email is being to our clients.

  5. Pico Iyer:

    Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred.

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