low comedy

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  1. comedy that depends on physical action, broadly humorous or farcical situations, and often bawdy or vulgar jokes.

Origin of low comedy

First recorded in 1600–10

Other words from low comedy

  • low comedian, noun

Words Nearby low comedy

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How to use low comedy in a sentence

  • She was making a low comedy sound which would have distressed her beyond measure if she had heard it.

    Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • Ostensibly, you go to view the scenery, really, to be inveigled into paying for a low comedy of a dinner at the other end.

  • low comedy also draws well; and I have often wondered that Mr. Toole has not paid us a visit.

    Town Life in Australia | R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  • His face and person are well adapted to a certain class of low comedy; his voice still more so.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor | Stephen Cullen Carpenter
  • In the region of low comedy he is easily the most original, the most inexhaustible, the most wonderful, of modern humorists.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson | Henry A. Beers

British Dictionary definitions for low comedy

low comedy

  1. comedy characterized by slapstick and physical action

Derived forms of low comedy

  • low comedian, noun

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