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comedynoun [C/U]

us   /ˈkɑm·ə·di/
a movie, play, or book that is intentionally amusing either in its characters or its action: [C] A lot of Shakespeare’s plays are comedies.
Comedy is also the amusing part of a situation: [U] When John forgot his lines in the middle of the speech it provided some good comedy.
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"comedy" in British English

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comedynoun

uk   /ˈkɒm.ə.di/ us   /ˈkɑː.mə.di/
B1 [C] a (type of) film, play, or book that is intentionally funny either in its characters or its action: His latest movie is described as a "romantic comedy". I prefer Shakespeare's comedies to his tragedies.
[U] the humorous part of a situation: The vicar's forgetting his lines in the middle of the speech provided some good comedy.
comedy of manners
a type of comedy in which the social behaviour of a particular group of people is made to appear silly

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