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American English: /ˈkɑmədi/
British English: /ˈkɒmɪdi/

Translation of comedy in Spanish:

noun plural comedies

  • 1 countable (play, film) Shakespeare's comedies
    las comedias de Shakespeare
    comedy of manners it was a comedy of errors
    fue todo un sainete
    Example sentences
    • It stuck to its well-tried popular repertory of melodramas, comedies, and musicals, though both theatres scheduled touring opera companies throughout the year.
    • On stage he has played character roles in farces, pantomime, comedies and serious drama.
    • Just as the Fool is the wisest character in Shakespeare's comedies, so he pretends to be dim when he's being pin sharp.
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (Cinema, Literature, Theatre) (genre)
    Example sentences
    • He has sold short stories in a range of genres, including romantic comedy, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
    • Within the genre of romantic comedy, so many female leads spend entire films longing and pining for the ‘right one’.
    • It respects the genre of romantic comedy while adding a unique flavor.
    2.2 (comic entertainment)
    (before noun) (show/program)
    de humor
    Example sentences
    • Setting the play in the 1930s, she took her inspiration primarily from classical Hollywood screwball comedies and films noirs.
    • I had already explored the documentary world at the limits of fiction, and, in fictional films, had explored comedies and thrillers.
    • The film is a comedy, but rarely relies on outright gags for laughs.
    2.3 (of situation, scene) there's a lot of comedy in the book
    el libro tiene mucho humor or muchos momentos cómicos
    Example sentences
    • Because after all, a very serious subject like war was getting treated with comedy, as a sit-com, after all.
    • He simply wrote himself into a corner, cranking up the tension and comedy of the situation to a peak he didn't have the imagination to surmount.
    • Yet she clearly relishes creating comedy from situations which, on one level, are deeply tragic.
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