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Com"e*dy (?), n.; pl. Comedies (#). [F. comédie, L. comoedia, fr. Gr. &unr_;; &unr_; a jovial festivity with music and dancing, a festal procession, an ode sung at this procession (perh. akin to &unr_; village, E. home) + &unr_; to sing; for comedy was originally of a lyric character. See Home, and Ode.] A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.
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With all the vivacity of comedy. Macaulay.
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Are come to play a pleasant comedy. Shak.
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