[ kuh-mee-dee-uh n ]
/ kəˈmi di ən /


a professional entertainer who amuses by relating anecdotes, acting out comical situations, engaging in humorous repartee, etc.
an actor in comedy.
a writer of comedy.
any comical or amusing person.

Origin of comedian

1575–85; < Middle French comediain; see comedy, -ian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for comedian

/ (kəˈmiːdɪən) /


an entertainer who specializes in jokes, comic skits, etc
an actor in comedy
an amusing or entertaining person: sometimes used ironically
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