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Comedy vs. Farce

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Main Difference

The main difference between Comedy and Farce is that the Comedy is a genre of dramatic works intended to be humorous and Farce is a comedy genre

Wikipedia
  • 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.

  • Farce (noun)

    A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method.

  • Farce (noun)

    A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.

    "The farce that we saw last night had us laughing and shaking our heads at the same time."

  • Farce (noun)

    A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents.

    "The first month of labor negotiations was a farce."

  • Farce (noun)

    A ridiculous or empty show.

    "The political arena is a mere farce, with all sorts of fools trying to grab power."

  • Farce (verb)

    To stuff with forcemeat.

  • Farce (verb)

    To fill full; to stuff.

  • Farce (verb)

    To make fat.

  • Farce (verb)

    To swell out; to render pompous.

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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.

  • Farce

    To stuff with forcemeat; hence, to fill with mingled ingredients; to fill full; to stuff.

  • Farce

    To render fat.

  • Farce

    To swell out; to render pompous.

  • Farce (noun)

    Stuffing, or mixture of viands, like that used on dressing a fowl; forcemeat.

  • Farce (noun)

    A low style of comedy; a dramatic composition marked by low humor, generally written with little regard to regularity or method, and abounding with ludicrous incidents and expressions.

  • Farce (noun)

    Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.

Webster Dictionary
  • Comedy (noun)

    light and humorous drama with a happy ending

  • Comedy (noun)

    a comic incident or series of incidents

  • Farce (noun)

    a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

  • Farce (noun)

    mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs

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