Definition of comedienne in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˌmēdēˈen/


A female comedian.
Example sentences
  • Her polished delivery and lightness of touch make her one a new generation of female comediennes, one to watch.
  • Further stage craft lessons followed and she practiced being a comedienne.
  • Her performance has been the prototype followed, more or less, by those who have succeeded her in the part and who, in the main, have been comediennes rather than straight actresses.


Mid 19th century: from French comédienne, feminine of comédien (see comedian).

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Syllabification: co·me·di·enne

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