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Come-off
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COMECON
Comedian
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comedienne
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comedy ballet
comedy drama
comedy of manners
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Comedies definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Comedy Com"e*dy, n.; pl. Comedies. [F. com['e]die, L. comoedia, fr. Gr. ?; ? a jovial festivity with music and dancing, a festal procession, an ode sung at this procession (perh. akin to ? village, E. home) + ? to sing; for comedy was originally of a lyric character. See Home, and Ode.] A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy. With all the vivacity of comedy. --Macaulay. Are come to play a pleasant comedy. --Shak.



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