American English

Definition of farce noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a funny play for the theater that is based on ridiculous and unlikely situations and events; this type of writing or performance a bedroom farce (= a funny play about sex)
  2. 2[countable] a situation or an event that is so unfair or badly organized that it becomes ridiculous The trial was a complete farce.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: farce