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Definitions of comedy

  1. a comic incident or series of incidents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. light and humorous drama with a happy ending Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A humorous play or drama, usually ending happily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A dramatic piece of a pleasant or humorous character, orig. accomp. with dancing and singing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A light, amusing drama. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. An amusing drama; anything comical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A dramatic representation of the characters and incidents of ordinary life. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A representation by actors in a theatre of the light and trivial everyday occurrences of life. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. kom'e-di, n. a dramatic piece of a pleasant or humorous character, originally accompanied with dancing and singing.--ns. COM[=E]'DIAN, one who acts or writes comedies: an actor:--fem. COMÉDIENNE'; COM[=E]DIET'TA, a short comic piece. [L.,--Gr. k[=o]m[=o]dia, k[=o]mos, revel, [=o]d[=e], song.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Stage-play of light, amusing, & often satirical character, chiefly representing everyday life& with happy ending (cf. TRAGEDY); branch of drama concerned with ordinary persons& employing familiar language; life, oran incident in it, regarded as a spectacle; Old, Middle, New, C., classification of ancient Greek c., the first farcical& Largely political, the last corresponding to modern c., & the second transitional. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. [Latin] A dramatic composition of a light and amusing character. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. A dramatick representation of the lighter faults of mankind. Complete Dictionary

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