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 Dictionary entry overview: What does comedienne mean? 

  The noun COMEDIENNE has 2 senses:

1. a female actor in a comedy
2. a female comedian

  Familiarity information: COMEDIENNE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1comedienne [BACK TO TOP]


A female actor in a comedy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("comedienne" is a kind of...):

comedian (an actor in a comedy)

Instance hyponyms:

Eleanor Gwyn; Eleanor Gwynn; Eleanor Gwynne; Gwynn; Gynne; Gywn; Nell Gwynn; Nell Gwynne; Nell Gywn (English comedienne and mistress of Charles II (1650-1687))

Sense 2comedienne [BACK TO TOP]


A female comedian

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("comedienne" is a kind of...):

comedian; comic (a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts)

Instance hyponyms:

Allen; Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen; Gracie; Gracie Allen (United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964))

Ball; Lucille Ball (United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989))

Coca; Imogene Coca (United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001))

Sophie Tucker; Tucker (United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966))

Mae West; West (United States film actress (1892-1980))

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