Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

comic relief

noun

Definition of comic relief

  1. :  a relief from the emotional tension especially of a drama that is provided by the interposition of a comic episode or element



1875

First Known Use of comic relief

1875

Rhymes with comic relief


Learn More about comic relief


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up comic relief? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).