Definition of farceur in English:

farceur

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Pronunciation: /fɑːˈsəː
 
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noun

  • 1A writer of or performer in farces.
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    • Both proved themselves adept farceurs, savouring every idiotic situation and line of dialogue with gusto and panache.
    • In other words, whereas Moliere is a farceur, Kleist is a Romantic.
    • In either case, the juxtaposition of sly humour and high drama seems to mirror the gap between Stiller's two personas, as farceur and tragedian.
  • 1.1A comedian: the show unearthed a generation of gifted farceurs and mimics

Origin

late 17th century: French, from obsolete farcer 'act farces'.

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