comedian

  • 1 comedian — COMEDIÁN, Ă, comedieni, e, s.m. şi f. Actor sau actriţă de comedie; comediant. ♦ fig. Persoană care ştie să se prefacă, care adoptă atitudini teatrale în viaţa de toate zilele. [pr.: di an] – Din fr. comédien. Trimis de hai, 09.07.2004. Sursa:… …

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  • 2 comedian — In Shakespeare s Twelfth Night (1601), Olivia asks the disguised Viola, who has come to woo her on behalf of Orsino with a lover s speech ready to deliver, ‘Are you a comedian?’, meaning ‘Are you a comic actor?’. At a slightly earlier date (1581) …

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  • 3 Comedian — Co*me di*an, n. [Cf. F. com[ e]dien.] 1. An actor or player in comedy. The famous comedian, Roscius. Middleton. [1913 Webster] 2. A writer of comedy. Milton. [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 4 comedian — 1580s, comic poet, later (c.1600) stage actor in comedies, also, generally, actor, from M.Fr. comédien, from comédie (see COMEDY (Cf. comedy)). Meaning professional joke teller, etc. is from 1898 …

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  • 5 comedian — [n] funny person, often professional actor, banana*, card*, clown, comic, cutup, droll, entertainer, farceur, humorist, jester, joker, jokester, laugh, merry andrew, million laughs*, quipster, stand up comic, stooge*, top banana*, wag,… …

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  • 6 comedian — ► NOUN (fem. comedienne) 1) an entertainer whose act is intended to arouse laughter. 2) a comic actor …

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  • 7 comedian — [kə mē′dē ən] n. [Fr comédien: see COMEDY] 1. an actor who plays comic parts 2. an entertainer who tells jokes, sings comic songs, etc. 3. a person who amuses others by behaving in a comic way 4. Rare a writer of comedy …

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  • 8 Comedian — For other uses, see Comedian (disambiguation). A comedian (sometimes comedienne, see below) or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a… …

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  • 9 comedian — Synonyms and related words: banana, buffoon, burlesquer, card, caricaturist, choreographer, clown, comedienne, comic, cutup, dramatist, dramatizer, dramaturge, droll, epigrammatist, farcer, farceur, farceuse, farcist, fool, funnyman, gag writer,… …

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  • 10 comedian — UK [kəˈmiːdɪən] / US [kəˈmɪdɪən] noun [countable] Word forms comedian : singular comedian plural comedians a) someone whose job is to entertain people by telling jokes and stories to make them laugh b) someone who says or does something that you… …

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  • 11 Comedian — Komödiant; Humorist; Komiker * * * Co|me|di|an 〈[kɔmi:djən] m. 6〉 1. = Komiker (2) 2. 〈TV〉 jmd., der in einer Comedy(show) auftritt [engl., „Komödiant“] * * * 1Co|me|di|an [kə mi:dɪən ] …

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  • 12 comedian — n. an alternative (BE) ( anti establishment ); nightclub; radio; stand up; TV comedian * * * [kə miːdɪən] TV comedian nightclub radio stand up an alternative ( anti establishment ; BE) …

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  • 13 comedian — co|me|di|an [kəˈmi:diən] n 1.) someone whose job is to tell jokes and make people laugh ▪ He started as a stand up comedian (=someone who tells jokes to an audience) . 2.) someone who is amusing ▪ You ll like Matt. He s a real comedian …

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  • 14 comedian — (= comedienne), noun 1) a famous comedian Syn: comic, comedienne, funny man, funny woman, humorist, gagster, stand up 2) Dad was such a comedian Syn: joker, jester, wit …

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  • 15 comedian — noun 1) a famous comedian Syn: comic, comedienne, funny man/woman, humorist, stand up; N.Amer. tummler 2) Dad was such a comedian Syn: joker, wit, wag, comic, clown; informal laugh …

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  • 16 comedian — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, popular ▪ radio, stand up, television, TV ▪ He started out as a stand up comedian. ▪ …

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  • 17 comedian — I comedian, comedienne (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See wit. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. comic, humorist, entertainer, comedienne; see actor 1 , clown . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. comic, comedienne, joker, clown, humorist,… …

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  • 18 Comedian — Co|me|di|an [kə mi:diən] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. comedian> humoristischer Unterhaltungskünstler …

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  • 19 comedian — co|me|di|an [ kə midiən ] noun count someone whose job is to entertain people by telling jokes and stories to make them laugh a. sometimes used about someone who says or does something that you do not think is funny: Who s the comedian who took… …

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  • 20 comedian — [[t]kəmi͟ːdiən[/t]] comedians N COUNT A comedian is an entertainer whose job is to make people laugh, by telling jokes or funny stories. Syn: comic …

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