Definition of Comedian

1. Noun. A professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts.




2. Noun. An actor in a comedy.
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian
Specialized synonyms: Comedienne

Definition of Comedian

1. n. An actor or player in comedy.

Definition of Comedian

1. Noun. An entertainer who performs in a humorous manner, especially by telling jokes. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) Any person who is characteristically humorous or amusing. ¹

3. Noun. A writer of comedy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Comedian

1. a humorous entertainer [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comedian

come upon
come what may
come with
comeasurability
comeasurable
comeatable
comeback
comeback kid
comeback kids
comebacker
comebackers
comebacks
comeddle
comeddled
comeddles
comedian (current term)
comedians
comediator
comedic
comedically
comedication
comedications
comedienne
comediennes
comedies
comedietta
comedo
comedocarcinoma
comedogen
comedogenic

Literary usage of Comedian

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1. The Art of Playwriting: Being a Practical Treatise on the Elements of by Alfred Hennequin (1890)
"The Low comedian. — The business of the low comedian is to excite laughter. ... In the lower class of theatres the part of the low comedian consists largely ..."

2. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"CHAPTER VIII MAKING AN AUDIENCE LAUGH Audience Must Be Taken into Partnership in Comedy —The comedian Must Sense His Audience—Allowing for the Laugh—Letting ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"He died (unmarried) on 27 Jan. 1732-3, and was buried (30 Jan.) in the churchyard of St. George's, Southwark. He was in his sixty-fourth year (The comedian, ..."

4. The Mimic World and Public Exhibitions: Their History, Their Morals, and Effects by Olive Logan (1871)
"The comedian as his Contemporaries saw Him.—The Critic and the Poet as his Works ... There can be no doubt that his powers as a comedian were extraordinary. ..."

5. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"DAVIDGE, THE comedian. One of the very pleasantest men I ever met was William Davidge, the celebrated actor. With the sole exception of Burton, ..."

6. Affecting Scenes: Being Passages from the Diary of a Physician by Samuel Warren (1831)
"Mr. , the well-known comedian, with whom I was on terms of intimacy, after having ... The comedian sat down with a rueful visage, and eyed the dentist's ..."

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