2 [countable]APAMa play, film, or television programme that is intended to make people laugh:
a highly successful TV comedy
3 [uncountable]the quality in something such as a book or play that makes people laugh [= humour; ↪ tragedy]:
Can't you see the comedy of the situation?
➔black comedy, situation comedyWORD FOCUS: film WORD FOCUS: film types of film:comedy, romantic comedy, drama, thriller, western, action film, horror film, war film, art house film, silent film, feature film films that use drawings or models:cartoon, animation, animated film films in general:cinema where you go to see a film :cinemaBritish English/movie theaterAmerican English, multiplex the people in a film:actor, actress, star, cast the people who make a film:director, producer, film crew, cameraman/camerawoman, scriptwriter the music for a film:soundtrack the words and the instructions to the actors:screenplay a short film advertising another film:trailer ➔ See alsofilm
Definition of comedy from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic PERFORMING