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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.
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She is a good match for the energetic Stephanie Plum, who slapsticks her way through detection and crime fighting no matter how many of her cars are blown up or employers' businesses she burns down.
The piece is not alien to the choreographer's style, however: from 1977 to 1991, Eifman created one-act dramas, parables, comedies, slapsticks, and even rock ballets for younger audiences.