An example of a comedy is Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
An example of a comedy is a show made up of joke telling.
Dante's Divine Comedy.
The human comedy of political campaigns.
- A ludicrous event or sequence of events:.The candidate's campaign turned out to be a political comedy of errors.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of comedy
- Middle English comedie from Medieval Latin cōmēdia from Latin cōmoedia from Greek kōmōidia from kōmōidos comic actor kōmos revel aoidos singer (from aeidein to sing wed-2 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- First attested in 1374. From Old French comedie, from Latin cōmoedia, from Ancient Greek κωμῳδία (kōmōidia), from κῶμος (kōmos, “revel, carousing”) + either ᾠδή (ōidē, “song”) or ἀοιδός (aoidos, “singer, bard”), both from ἀείδω (aeidō, “I sing”).