co·​me·​di·​enne kə-ˌmē-dē-ˈen How to pronounce comedienne (audio)
: a woman who is a comedian

Examples of comedienne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The legendary comedienne hit the red carpet arm in arm with another funny lady: SNL alum Kristen Wiig. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 22 May 2024 Veteran comedienne Caroline Rhea made the tough gig of keeping the seen-it-all crowd engaged during dinner look easy, helping a live auction raise more than $160,000 from the audience of 750. Nicholas White, Variety, 13 May 2024 The women performers and artists of this time are so varied — comediennes, torch singers, political singers, grotesque dancers, naked dancers, dadaists and showgirls. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Mar. 2024 Often, vaudeville routines co-starred zany Hebrew comediennes, who sassed and scolded their counterparts, rebuffing Abie Cohen’s advances in favor of Irishmen or Italians. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for comedienne 

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Word History


French comédienne, feminine of comédien comedian, from comédie

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comedienne was in 1834

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“Comedienne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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co·​me·​di·​enne kə-ˌmēd-ē-ˈen How to pronounce comedienne (audio)
: a female comedian

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