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slapstick

noun [U]  us   /ˈslæpˌstɪk/
a type of acting intended to be amusing because of the timing of fast physical actions, typically of someone falling or being hit by something or someone
Translations of “slapstick”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打鬧劇,粗俗滑稽劇…
in Russian фарс…
in Turkish şaklabanlık, şaklabanlığa dayalı ucuz komedi, âdi komedi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打闹剧,粗俗滑稽剧…
in Polish komedia slapstickowa…
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