co·​me·​di·​enne | \ kə-ˌmē-dē-ˈen How to pronounce comedienne (audio) \

Definition of comedienne

: a woman who is a comedian

Examples of comedienne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Deborah Vance, a Joan Rivers-esque comedienne attempting to zhush up her Vegas act, Smart is so sharp and so funny—just a privilege to watch in every way. Vogue, 17 Sep. 2021 Talk show host, comedienne and author Loni Love will host the special. Paul Grein, Billboard, 30 Apr. 2021 The singer-comedienne Theresa Merritt and the actor Charles S. Dutton enriched Wilson’s Broadway production. Armond White, National Review, 1 Jan. 2021 Sarah Cooper, the comedienne made famous by her Trump lip syncs on TikTok, guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, just after Dua Lipa took the reins. Nick Romano,, 12 Aug. 2020 The comedienne had a brush with death after she was involved in a surfing accident during a high school-era lesson. Diana Pearl,, 4 Nov. 2019 The comedienne's last tweet was sent approximately 12 hours ago. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, 27 May 2020 Sitting in for Ellen DeGeneres on the comedienne’s talk show this week, the actor pranked his Frozen 2 costar Idina Menzel by having a guy dressed as Olaf hide out in a box and then pop out to scare her. Nick Romano,, 22 Nov. 2019 Weinstein is confronted by a patron and two comediennes outraged by the producer's appearance at the event. Chris Francescani, ABC News, 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of comedienne

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for comedienne

French comédienne, feminine of comédien comedian, from comédie

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The first known use of comedienne was in 1834

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“Comedienne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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