Definition of straight man in English:

straight man

Syllabification: straight man

noun

  • The person in a comedy duo who speaks lines that give a comedian the opportunity to make jokes.
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    • But comedy needs opposites, a straight man and a gagster.
    • The team were very much a double act, but not one with a definite straight man or funny man.
    • It's rough when an established comedic actor tries to become a straight man.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody