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co·me·di·an

 (kə-mē′dē-ən)
n.
1. A professional entertainer who tells jokes or performs various other comic acts.
2. An actor in comedy.
3. A writer of comedy.
4. A person who amuses or tries to be amusing; a clown.

[French comédien, player, comedian, from comédie, comedy, from Medieval Latin cōmēdia; see comedy.]

comedian

(kəˈmiːdɪən)
n
1. (Theatre) an entertainer who specializes in jokes, comic skits, etc
2. (Theatre) an actor in comedy
3. an amusing or entertaining person: sometimes used ironically

co•me•di•an

(kəˈmi di ən)

n.
1. a professional entertainer who makes an audience laugh as by telling jokes.
2. an actor in comedy.
3. a person who amuses others.
[1575–85; < Middle French comediain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comedian - a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical actscomedian - a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
merry andrew, buffoon, clown, goof, goofball - a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
comedienne - a female comedian
gagman, standup comedian - a comedian who uses gags
joker, jokester - a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
top banana - the leading comedian in a burlesque show
2.comedian - an actor in a comedy
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
comedienne - a female actor in a comedy

comedian

noun comic, laugh (informal), wit, clown, funny man, humorist, wag, joker, jester, dag (N.Z. informal), card (informal) After a career as a comedian, he turned to serious drama.

comedian

noun
A person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter:
Informal: card.
Translations
مُمَثِّل كوميديمـُمَثِّل هَزْلِيّ
bavičkomik
komiker
koomikko
komičar
pelawak
gamanleikari
コメディアン
코미디언
komik
komiker
ตัวตลก
diễn viên hài

comedian

[kəˈmiːdɪən] Nhumorista mf, cómico/a m/f

comedian

[kəˈmiːdiən] n (= entertainer) → comique mf

comedian

nKomiker(in) m(f); (fig also)Witzbold m

comedian

[kəˈmiːdɪən] nattore comico

comedy

(ˈkomədi) plural ˈcomedies noun
1. a play of a pleasant or amusing kind. We went to see a comedy last night.
2. humour. They all saw the comedy of the situation.
comedian (kəˈmiːdiən) feminine comedienne (kəmiːdiˈen, (American) kəˈmi:diən) noun
a performer who tells jokes or acts in comedies.

comedian

مـُمَثِّل هَزْلِيّ bavič komiker Komiker κωμικός humorista koomikko comique komičar comico コメディアン 코미디언 komiek komiker komik comediante комедиант komiker ตัวตลก komedyen diễn viên hài 喜剧演员
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The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
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