Definition of slapstick in English:
1Comedy based on deliberately clumsy actions and humorously embarrassing events: [as modifier]: slapstick humor
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- Families enjoyed the fun-filled evening of good music, slapstick comedy and all-around entertainment.
- The film is billed as a sophisticated comedy that gleefully mixes slapstick humour, with something a little more grown-up for all viewers.
- It is a comedy with both slapstick and verbal humour.
1.1A device consisting of two flexible pieces of wood joined together at one end, used by clowns and in pantomime to produce a loud slapping noise.
- The paddles turned out to be harmless slapsticks, with holes through the actual paddle part so they could cause a loud slapping noise without hurting.
- I'll slap her upside the head one of these days, and not with a slapstick.
- Jerry whacked at the old soldier's head with a sympathetic slapstick.
Words that rhyme with slapstickcathartic
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