noun, plural com·e·dies.
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Origin of comedy
OTHER WORDS FROM comedyco·me·di·al [kuh-mee-dee-uhl] /kəˈmi di əl/, adjectivepro·com·e·dy, adjective
Words nearby comedy
British Dictionary definitions for comedial
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for comedy
Cultural definitions for comedial
A work — play, story, novel, or film — that ends happily for the main character (or protagonist) and contains humor to some degree. A comedy may involve unhappy outcomes for some of the characters. Shylock, for example, in The Merchant of Venice, a comedy by William Shakespeare, is disgraced in the play. The ancient Greeks and Romans produced comedies, and great numbers have been written in modern times.