slapstick
noun Date: 1896 1. a device made of two flat pieces of wood fastened at one end so as to make a loud noise when used by an actor to strike a person 2. comedy stressing farce and horseplay; also activity resembling slapstick • slapstick adjectiveslapsticky adjective

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  • Slapstick — Slapstick, eigentlich slapstick comedy [ˈslæpstɪkˌkɒmədi], bzw. Situationskomik[1] ist ein Filmgenre und eine spezielle Form der Komödie. Bezeichnend für den Slapstick ist durch körperbezogene Aktion hervorgerufene Komik, die ohne Worte auskommt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Slapstick — is a type of comedy involving exaggerated physical violence or activities which exceed the boundaries of common sense, such as a character being hit in the face with a heavy frying pan or running into a brick wall. These hyperbolic depictions are …   Wikipedia

  • Slapstick — Sm Burleske per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. slapstick, eigentlich Pritsche , einer Zusammensetzung aus ne. slap schlagen (zu ne. slap Schlag , aus ndd. slapp; schlaff) und ne. stick Stock (aus ae. sticca; Stecken).… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • slapstick — SLÁPSTICK s.n. (Anglicism) Specie de comedie cinematografică, bazată pe gaguri vizuale. [pron. slep stic. / < engl. slapstick]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • slapstick — farcical physical comedy, horseplay, 1926, from slapstick (1896) a device consisting of two sticks fastened together so as to slap loudly when a clown or actor hits somebody with it, or to make a sound effect offstage; from SLAP (Cf. slap) and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • slapstick — [slapstik] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; mot angl. des États Unis, employé au music hall et au cirque, passé au cinéma avec les films de Mack Sennett. ❖ ♦ Anglic. Techn. (cinéma). Succession de gags de nature mécanique et purement physique (tartes à la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • slapstick — DEFINICIJA v. slepstik …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • slapstick — ► NOUN 1) comedy based on deliberately clumsy actions and humorously embarrassing events. 2) a device consisting of two flexible pieces of wood joined together at one end, used by clowns and in pantomime to produce a loud slapping sound …   English terms dictionary

  • slapstick — ☆ slapstick [slapstik΄ ] n. 1. an implement made of two flat pieces of wood that slap together loudly when hit against something: sometimes used by clowns to strike others with loud, harmless slaps 2. crude comedy in which the humor depends upon… …   English World dictionary

  • slapstick — /slap stik /, n. 1. broad comedy characterized by boisterous action, as the throwing of pies in actors faces, mugging, and obvious farcical situations and jokes. 2. a stick or lath used by harlequins, clowns, etc., as in pantomime, for striking… …   Universalium

  • Slapstick — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

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