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comedian

[ kuh-mee-dee-uhn ]
/ kəˈmi di ən /
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noun
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.
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Origin of comedian

1575–85; <Middle French comediain;see comedy, -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for comedian

comedian
/ (kəˈmiːdɪən) /

noun
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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