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[kuh-mee-dee-en, -mey-] /kəˌmi diˈɛn, -ˌmeɪ-/
a woman who is a comic entertainer or actress.
Origin of comedienne
1855-60; < French comédienne; see comedian, -enne
Usage note
See -enne. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But if in this she was a comedienne then it was but a great achievement of her ineradicable honesty.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • comedienne at five, married at seventeen, dead at twenty-eight—immortal.

    For Every Music Lover Aubertine Woodward Moore
  • But why did the comedienne with the brass-bright hair choose to pass on that characteristic to my mistress?

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • The strongest situation possible in the sensational play is that in which the comedienne flags the train or stops the belt.

    The Footlights Fore and Aft Channing Pollock
  • Those who have never seen her in this part can hardly realize how fine a comedienne she really is.

    The Arena Various
British Dictionary definitions for comedienne


a female comedian Gender-neutral form comic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for comedienne

1860, from French comédienne, fem. of comédien (see comedian).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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