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slapstick

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1 humorous entertainment
  • an actor whose roles range from slapstick to serious drama

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slapstick

adjective

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“Slapstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slapstick. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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