comedienne

[ kuh-mee-dee-en, -mey- ]
/ kəˌmi diˈɛn, -ˌmeɪ- /

noun

a woman who is a comic entertainer or actress.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of comedienne

1855–60; <French comédienne;see comedian, -enne

usage note for comedienne

See -enne.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for comedienne

British Dictionary definitions for comedienne

comedienne
/ (kəˌmiːdɪˈɛn) /

noun

a female comedianGender-neutral form: comic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012