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[kuh-mee-dee-en, -mey-]
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  1. a woman who is a comic entertainer or actress.
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Origin of comedienne

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

Usage note

See -enne.
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Related Words

hoot, laugh, howl, entertainer, satirist, riot, guffaw, character, sensation, joker, wit, comedian, comic, panic, card, sidesplitter, comedienne, clown, jester, jokester

Examples from the Web for comedienne

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  • But if in this she was a comedienne then it was but a great achievement of her ineradicable honesty.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

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

    For Every Music Lover

    Aubertine Woodward Moore

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

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

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

    The Arena


British Dictionary definitions for comedienne


  1. a female comedianGender-neutral form: comic
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Word Origin and History for comedienne


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

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