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Meaning of “comedy” in the English Dictionary

"comedy" in British English

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comedynoun

uk   /ˈkɒm.ə.di/  us   /ˈkɑː.mə-/
B1 [C] a (​type of) ​film, ​play, or ​book that is ​intentionallyfunny either in ​itscharacters or ​itsaction: His ​latestmovie is ​described as a "​romantic comedy". I ​prefer Shakespeare's comedies to his ​tragedies. [U] the ​humorouspart of a ​situation: The vicar's ​forgetting his ​lines in the ​middle of the ​speechprovided some good comedy.comedy of manners a ​type of comedy in which the ​socialbehaviour of a ​particulargroup of ​people is made to ​appearsilly

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(Definition of comedy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comedy" in American English

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comedynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ə·di/
a ​movie, ​play, or ​book that is ​intentionallyamusing either in ​itscharacters or ​itsaction: [C] A lot of Shakespeare’s ​plays are comedies. Comedy is also the ​amusingpart of a ​situation: [U] When ​Johnforgot his ​lines in the ​middle of the ​speech it ​provided some good comedy.
(Definition of comedy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “comedy”
in Korean 코미디…
in Arabic مَلهاه, كوميديا…
in Malaysian sitkom lucu, humor…
in French comédie, comique…
in Russian комедия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 喜劇, 喜劇片, 喜劇成分…
in Italian commedia brillante…
in Turkish komedi, güldürü…
in Polish komedia…
in Spanish comedia, cómico…
in Vietnamese hài kịch, tính hài hước…
in Portuguese comédia…
in Thai ละครตลก, อารมณ์ขัน…
in German die Komödie, die Komik…
in Catalan comèdia…
in Japanese コメディー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喜剧, 喜剧片, 喜剧成分…
in Indonesian komedi, kelucuan…
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