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slap·stick

 (slăp′stĭk′)
n.
1. A boisterous form of comedy marked by sight gags and absurd or violent mishaps or pranks, such as slipping on a banana peel.
2. A paddle designed to produce a loud whacking sound, formerly used by performers in farces.

slapstick

(ˈslæpˌstɪk)
n
1. (Theatre)
a. comedy characterized by horseplay and physical action
b. (as modifier): slapstick humour.
2. (Theatre) a flexible pair of paddles bound together at one end, formerly used in pantomime to strike a blow to a person with a loud clapping sound but without injury

slap•stick

(ˈslæpˌstɪk)

n.
1. broad comedy characterized by violently boisterous action.
2. a stick or lath used by comic performers or characters for striking other persons, esp. a pair of laths that produce a loud noise without causing injury.
adj.
3. using, or marked by slapstick: a slapstick routine.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slapstick - a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokesslapstick - a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
comedy - light and humorous drama with a happy ending
2.slapstick - acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone
acoustic device - a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
Adj.1.slapstick - characterized by horseplay and physical action; "slapstick style of humor"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

slapstick

noun farce, horseplay, buffoonery, knockabout comedy inspired bursts of slapstick
Translations
هَزلِيّات تَعتَمِد على المقالِب
fraškafraškovitý
falde-på-halen-komedielagkage-
gaguesque
vígjáték
ærslaleikur
şaklabanlığa dayanan komedi

slapstick

[ˈslæpstɪk] N (also slapstick comedy) → bufonada f

slapstick

[ˈslæpstɪk] n (also slapstick comedy) → comédie f tarte à la crèmeslap-up meal n (British)gueuleton m

slapstick

[ˈslæpˌstɪk] n (also slapstick comedy) → farsa grossolana

slap

(slӕp) noun
a blow with the palm of the hand or anything flat. The child got a slap from his mother for being rude.
verbpast tense, past participle slapped
to give a slap to. He slapped my face.
ˌslapˈdash adjective
careless and hurried. He does everything in such a slapdash manner.
ˌslap-ˈhappy adjective
cheerfully careless; carefree. she cooks in a very slap-happy way.
ˈslapstick noun
a kind of humour which depends for its effect on very simple practical jokes etc. Throwing custard pies turns a play into slapstick; (also adjective) slapstick comedy.
References in classic literature ?
To an initiated listener it would have been plain that in a short while words would be found inadequate and the dagger, that medieval forerunner of the slap-stick, brought into play.
There was plenty of "oh no he isn't" and "he's behind you" as well as good old fashioned slap-stick set-pieces.
It's a brand new panto production that's been billed as a hilarious, fun-filled, family adventure full of slap-stick fun and sing-along Christmas songs.
Beyond the slap-stick physical theatre tomfoolery, he brings an added dimension of being a thoroughly good actor.
As you would expect there are plenty of laughs for mums and dads and the highlight of the performance was a brilliant slap-stick routine after the interval.
And in addition to the series' trademark slap-stick stunts and ancient gags, he also has a very good joke he's keen to tell in his father-of-the-bride speech.
Chevy Chase is ebulliently cheery despite his continuous slap-stick and prat-falling mishaps as well as having an on-going squabble with his cliched yuppie neighbours.
Yet children will get a kick out of the slap-stick humor -- the jubilant fast-talking daughter of the president is priceless -- and adults should appreciate nods to films about time-travel from the 1980s, like "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'' and "Back to the Future.
The lifesize bananas, B1 and B2, and their friends embarked on their slap-stick adventures.
The slap-stick stand up will be unleashing her unbridled enthusiasm in the cause of comedy in her My, What I Call, Live Show at the arena on April 8.
So the key was to let go of the thought that a clown has to be slap-stick and stupid all the time.