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Definition of comedy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. comedies)
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a play or movie that is intended to be funny, usually with a happy ending; plays and movies of this type a romantic comedy slapstick comedy see also black compare tragedy
  2. 2[uncountable] entertainment that is funny She does standup comedy at a comedy club.
  3. 3[uncountable] an amusing aspect of something synonym humour He didn't appreciate the comedy of the situation.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: comedy