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noun (plural comedies)
professional entertainment consisting of jokes and satirical sketches, intended to make an audience laugh. a movie, play, or broadcast program intended to make an audience laugh:a rollicking new comedy the style or genre represented by comedy films, plays, and broadcast programs. the humorous or amusing aspects of something:advertising people see the comedy in their work a play characterized by its humorous or satirical tone and its depiction of amusing people or incidents, in which the characters ultimately triumph over adversity:Shakespeare’s comedies the dramatic genre represented by comedies:satiric comedyCompare with tragedy (sense 2).