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Comedy vs. Drama

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Main Difference

The main difference between Comedy and Drama is that the Comedy is a genre of dramatic works intended to be humorous and Drama is a artwork intended for performance, formal type of literature.

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  • Comedy (noun)

    A choric song of celebration or revel, especially in Ancient Greece.

  • Comedy (noun)

    A light, amusing play with a happy ending.

  • Comedy (noun)

    A narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g., The Divine Comedy).

  • Comedy (noun)

    A dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone.

  • Comedy (noun)

    The genre of such works.

  • Comedy (noun)

    Entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance.

    "Why would you be watching comedy when there are kids starving right now?"

  • Comedy (noun)

    The art of composing comedy.

  • Comedy (noun)

    A humorous event.

  • Drama (noun)

    A composition, normally in prose, telling a story and intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the dialogue

  • Drama (noun)

    Such a work for television, radio or the cinema (usually one that is not a comedy)

  • Drama (noun)

    Theatrical plays in general

  • Drama (noun)

    A situation in real life that has the characteristics of such a theatrical play

  • Drama (noun)

    Rumor, lying or exaggerated reaction to life events; melodrama; an angry dispute or scene; intrigue or spiteful interpersonal maneuvering.

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  • Comedy (noun)

    professional entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches, intended to make an audience laugh

    "the show combines theatre with the best of stand-up comedy"

    "a cabaret with music, dancing, and comedy"

  • Comedy (noun)

    a film, play, or broadcast programme intended to make an audience laugh

    "a comedy film"

  • Comedy (noun)

    the style or genre represented by comedy films, plays, and broadcast programmes

    "the conventions of romantic comedy have grown more appealing with the passage of time"

  • Comedy (noun)

    the humorous or amusing aspects of something

    "advertising people see the comedy in their work"

  • Comedy (noun)

    a play characterized by its humorous or satirical tone and its depiction of amusing people or incidents, in which the characters ultimately triumph over adversity

    "Shakespeare's comedies"

  • Comedy (noun)

    the dramatic genre represented by comedies

    "satiric comedy"

  • Drama (noun)

    a play for theatre, radio, or television

    "a gritty urban drama about growing up in Harlem"

  • Drama (noun)

    plays as a genre or style of literature

    "Renaissance drama"

  • Drama (noun)

    the activity of acting

    "drama school"

    "teachers who use drama are working in partnership with pupils"

  • Drama (noun)

    an exciting, emotional, or unexpected event or circumstance

    "a hostage drama"

    "an afternoon of high drama at Wembley"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Comedy (noun)

    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.

  • Drama (noun)

    A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by actors on the stage.

  • Drama (noun)

    A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and interest.

  • Drama (noun)

    Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or illustrating it; dramatic literature.

Webster Dictionary
  • Comedy (noun)

    light and humorous drama with a happy ending

  • Comedy (noun)

    a comic incident or series of incidents

  • Drama (noun)

    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;

    "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"

  • Drama (noun)

    an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional

  • Drama (noun)

    the literary genre of works intended for the theater

  • Drama (noun)

    the quality of being arresting or highly emotional

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