Comedy vs. Humour

Comedy vs. Humour — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Comedy and Humour

Comedynoun

A dramatic work that is light and often humorous or satirical in tone and that usually contains a happy resolution of the thematic conflict.

Humournoun

Variant of humor.

Comedynoun

The genre made up of such works.

Humournoun

(uncountable) The quality of being amusing, comical, funny.

She has a great sense of humour, and I always laugh a lot whenever we get together.The sensitive subject was treated with humour, but in such way that no one was offended.

Comedynoun

A literary or cinematic work of a comic nature or that uses the themes or methods of comedy.

Humournoun

(uncountable) A mood, especially a bad mood; a temporary state of mind or disposition brought upon by an event; an abrupt illogical inclination or whim.

He was in a particularly vile humour that afternoon.

Comedynoun

Popular entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance.

Humournoun

Any of the fluids in an animal body, especially the four "cardinal humours" of blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm that were believed to control the health and mood of the human body.

Comedynoun

The art of composing or performing comedy.

Humournoun

(medicine) Either of the two regions of liquid within the eyeball, the aqueous humour and vitreous humour.

Comedynoun

A humorous element of life or literature

the human comedy of political campaigns.

Humournoun

(obsolete) Moist vapour, moisture.

Comedynoun

A humorous occurrence.

Humourverb

(transitive) To pacify by indulging.

I know you don't believe my story, but humour me for a minute and imagine it to be true.

Comedynoun

A choric song of celebration or revel, especially in Ancient Greece.

Humournoun

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling;

whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the timehe was in a bad humor

Comedynoun

(countable) A light, amusing play with a happy ending.

Humournoun

a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

Comedynoun

A narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g., The Divine Comedy).

Humournoun

(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state;

the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile

Comedynoun

A dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone.

Humournoun

the liquid parts of the body

Comedynoun

(drama) The genre of such works.

Humournoun

the quality of being funny;

I fail to see the humor in it

Comedynoun

(uncountable) Entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance.

Why would you be watching comedy when there are kids starving right now?

Humournoun

the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous;

she didn't appreciate my humoryou can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

Comedynoun

The art of composing comedy.

Humourverb

put into a good mood

Comedynoun

(countable) A humorous event.

Comedynoun

light and humorous drama with a happy ending

Comedynoun

a comic incident or series of incidents