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
Example sentences from the Web for comedy
Users say they just want to be able to continue creating and watching video clips featuring users lip synching, dancing, and doing short comedy skits.What’s Oracle? TikTok users react to proposed Oracle deal|Danielle Abril|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, in creating comedy content remotely.How the coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries|Alissa Wilkinson|September 11, 2020|Vox
It’s been a mission and an adventure, it’s almost like a comedy.‘It can take on a panopticon effect’: Slack’s presenteeism problem grows with no end in sight for remote work|Lucinda Southern|August 28, 2020|Digiday
It was sort of a comedy of errors, a series of mishaps, just poor medical advice, and obviously I accept responsibility.Could Grant Hill Have Been Better Than Michael Jordan?|Joshua Eferighe|August 20, 2020|Ozy
The neighborhood is bordered by tree-lined Halsted Street on the north side of the city and is home to comedy clubs, theaters, and a young and vibrant nightlife.Chicago: A Midwestern Jewel for the LGBTQ Community|LGBTQ-Editor|July 11, 2020|No Straight News
This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Was that a transitional moment for you from music to comedy?Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You write a lot about how you were a jerk or a snob when it came to comedy or film.
The memoir follows Oswalt from 1995 to 1999 as he was starting out on his comedy career in Los Angeles.
Or how kicking a reaction-less eunuch in the crotch over and over again is comedy.
Now, we cannot but agree with the Puritans, that adultery is not a subject for comedy at all.Plays and Puritans|Charles Kingsley
Comedy is the title which Dante gives to his trilogy and posterity has added the prefix adjective divine.Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"|John T. Slattery
John Lyly, writing for these choir boys, developed this type of entertainment into a distinct Lyly and Greenespecies of comedy.The Facts About Shakespeare|William Allan Nielson
Nor is it a comedy of character, bristling with smart sayings—everybody saying clever, ill-natured things about everybody else.Miser Farebrother, Volume I (of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
The comedy was suffered to go on, and is to this hour a stock play at Drury Lane Theatre.Beaux and Belles of England|Mary Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for comedy
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for comedy
Cultural definitions for comedy
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.