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comedienne

[kuh-mee-dee-en, -mey-] /kəˌmi diˈɛn, -ˌmeɪ-/
noun
1.
a woman who is a comic entertainer or actress.
Origin of comedienne
1855-1860
1855-60; < French comédienne; see comedian, -enne
Usage note
See -enne.
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  • But if in this she was a comedienne then it was but a great achievement of her ineradicable honesty.

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  • comedienne at five, married at seventeen, dead at twenty-eight—immortal.

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  • But why did the comedienne with the brass-bright hair choose to pass on that characteristic to my mistress?

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  • The strongest situation possible in the sensational play is that in which the comedienne flags the train or stops the belt.

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  • Those who have never seen her in this part can hardly realize how fine a comedienne she really is.

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British Dictionary definitions for comedienne

comedienne

/kəˌmiːdɪˈɛn/
noun
1.
a female comedian Gender-neutral form comic
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Word Origin and History for comedienne
n.

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

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