Noun: slapstick 'slap,stik
Adjective: slapstick 'slap,stik
- A boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
- Acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone
- Characterized by horseplay and physical action
"slapstick style of humour"
Derived forms: slapsticks
See also: humorous, humourous [Brit, Cdn, non-standard]
Type of: acoustic device, comedy
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