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noun (comed, ies, -)
  1. archaic Greece. a choric song of celebration or revel
  2. ancient Greece. a light, amusing play with a happy ending
  3. medieval Europe. a narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g., The Divine Comedy)
  4. a dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone
  5. the genre of such works
  6. entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance
  7. the art of composing comedy
  8. a humorous event
    Etymology: From Ancient Greek (komodia) "theatrical act that amuses", from (komos) "entertaiment, merriment" + (ode) "lyric song".

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