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[n] a comic incident or series of incidents
[n] light and humorous drama with a happy ending



Misc. Definitions

\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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