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Comedy vs. Farce

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Comedynoun

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

Farcenoun

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

Comedynoun

(countable) A light, amusing play with a happy ending.

Farcenoun

(countable) 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.’;

Comedynoun

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

Farcenoun

(uncountable) A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents.

‘The first month of labor negotiations was a farce.’;

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Comedynoun

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

Farcenoun

(uncountable) A ridiculous or empty show.

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

Comedynoun

(drama) The genre of such works.

Farceverb

To stuff with forcemeat.

Comedynoun

(uncountable) Entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance.

‘Why would you be watching comedy when there are kids starving right now?’;

Farceverb

(figurative) To fill full; to stuff.

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Comedynoun

The art of composing comedy.

Farceverb

(obsolete) To make fat.

Comedynoun

(countable) A humorous event.

Farceverb

(obsolete) To swell out; to render pompous.

Comedynoun

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.

‘With all the vivacity of comedy.’; ‘Are come to play a pleasant comedy.’;

Farceverb

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

‘The first principles of religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets.’; ‘His tippet was aye farsed full of knives.’;

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Comedynoun

light and humorous drama with a happy ending

Farceverb

To render fat.

‘If thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs.’;

Comedynoun

a comic incident or series of incidents

Farceverb

To swell out; to render pompous.

‘Farcing his letter with fustian.’;

Comedynoun

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’;

Farcenoun

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

Comedynoun

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

‘a comedy film’;

Farcenoun

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 is that in poetry which "grotesque" is in a picture: the persons and action of a farce are all unnatural, and the manners false.’;

Comedynoun

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’;

Farcenoun

Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.

Comedynoun

the humorous or amusing aspects of something

‘advertising people see the comedy in their work’;

Farcenoun

a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

Comedynoun

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’;

Farcenoun

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

Comedynoun

the dramatic genre represented by comedies

‘satiric comedy’;

Farce

Farce is a comedy that seeks to entertain the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, ridiculous, absurd, and improbable. Farce is also characterized by heavy use of physical humor; the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense; satire, parody, and mockery of real-life situations, people, events, and interactions; unlikely and humorous instances of miscommunication; ludicrous, improbable, and exaggerated characters; and broadly stylized performances.

Comedy

Comedy (from the Greek: κωμῳδία, kōmōdía) is a genre of fiction comprised of discourses or works intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, film, stand-up comedy, television, radio, books, or any other entertainment medium. The term originated in Ancient Greece: in Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by political satire performed by comic poets in theaters.

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