Definition of comedy
- Dante's Divine Comedy
- the ancient Roman comedies of Plautus
- a comedy about parenthood
- a comedy of errors
- the comedy of many life situations
- nightclub comedy
The new comedy is the network's most popular television show.
The movie includes a lot of physical comedy.
We couldn't help laughing out loud at the comedy of the situation.
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: a play, movie, television program, novel, etc., that is meant to make people laugh
: things that are done and said to make an audience laugh : comic entertainment
: the funny or amusing part of something
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