commedia dell'arte

noun com·me·dia del·l'ar·te \ kə-ˌmā-dē-ə-(ˌ)del-ˈär-tē , kə-ˌme- \

Definition of commedia dell'arte

:Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters

Origin and Etymology of commedia dell'arte

Italian, literally, comedy of art


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