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

Definition of comedienne

: a woman who is a comedian

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Recent Examples on the Web Talk show host, comedienne and author Loni Love will host the special. Paul Grein, Billboard, "Angie Stone, Ramsey Lewis & More to Receive 2021 Black Music Honors," 30 Apr. 2021 The singer-comedienne Theresa Merritt and the actor Charles S. Dutton enriched Wilson’s Broadway production. Armond White, National Review, "The Fiasco of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," 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,, "Late-night hosts react to Kamala Harris VP pick: Joe Biden 'went Black and he's not going back'," 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,, "11 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out On Their Near-Death Experiences," 4 Nov. 2019 The comedienne's last tweet was sent approximately 12 hours ago. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Kathy Griffin placed in Twitter jail for tweet about stabbing Trump with syringe full of air," 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,, "Watch Josh Gad scare Idina Menzel with a life-size Olaf on Ellen," 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, "Timeline: Harvey Weinstein's path to his New York City rape and sexual assault convictions," 24 Feb. 2020 Penguin Random House Nothing is off the table and nothing is Too Much Information as far as comedienne Ali Wong is concerned. Rachel King, Fortune, "Gift Guide: The Best Books to Gift People You Know Well—and People You Don’t," 16 Nov. 2019

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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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10 May 2021

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“Comedienne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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