- 1 [mass noun] Comedy based on deliberately clumsy actions and humorously embarrassing events: slapstick humourMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2A 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: a loud and exhilarating rattle of bladders and slapsticksMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of slapstickDefinition of slapstick in:
- The US English dictionary