Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
comedian

co·me·di·an

comedian

pronunciation:
k mi di n
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a professional entertainer who specializes in telling jokes, acting in humorous skits, and the like.
synonyms:
comic, humorist
similar words:
clown, fool, harlequin, jester, mime
definition 2: an actor or writer of comic works.
synonyms:
humorist
similar words:
caricaturist, farceur, lampooner, punster, satirist, wag, wit
definition 3: a person whose behavior is purposely amusing or comical.
synonyms:
clown, humorist, joker, wag, wisecracker, wit
similar words:
buffoon, cutup, farceur, jester, merry-andrew, mimic, prankster, zany
Word Parts
The word comedian contains the following part:
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.