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I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor.
Anjelica Huston

Meaning of "slapstick" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLAPSTICK

slapstick  [ˈslæpˌstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLAPSTICK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slapstick is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SLAPSTICK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

slapstick

Slapstick

Slapstick is the recourse to humor involving exaggerated physical activity which exceeds the boundaries of common sense.

Definition of slapstick in the English dictionary

The definition of slapstick in the dictionary is comedy characterized by horseplay and physical action. Other definition of slapstick is a flexible pair of paddles bound together at one end, formerly used in pantomime to strike a blow to a person with a loud clapping sound but without injury.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLAPSTICK


broomstick
ˈbruːmˌstɪk
candlestick
ˈkændəlˌstɪk
chapstick
ˈtʃæpˌstɪk
crabstick
ˈkræbˌstɪk
dipstick
ˈdɪpˌstɪk
drumstick
ˈdrʌmˌstɪk
fiddlestick
ˈfɪdəlˌstɪk
flagstick
ˈflæɡˌstɪk
glowstick
ˈɡləʊˌstɪk
hexastich
ˈhɛksəˌstɪk
joystick
ˈdʒɔɪˌstɪk
lipstick
ˈlɪpˌstɪk
matchstick
ˈmætʃˌstɪk
maulstick
ˈmɔːlˌstɪk
mopstick
ˈmɒpˌstɪk
needlestick
ˈniːdəlˌstɪk
nightstick
ˈnaɪtˌstɪk
taperstick
ˈteɪpərˌstɪk
tetrastich
ˈtɛtrəˌstɪk
yardstick
ˈjɑːdˌstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLAPSTICK

slap
slap and tickle
slap bass
slap down
slap on the back
slap-bang
slap-happier
slap-happiest
slap-happy
slap-up
slapdash
slaphead
slapjack
slapped
slapped-cheek disease
slapper
slapping
slapshot
slart
slash

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLAPSTICK

bestick
big stick
breadstick
carrot and stick
chicken drumstick
cinnamon stick
control stick
gear stick
hockey stick
incense stick
lacrosse stick
night stick
nonstick
rainstick
stick
swizzle stick
tick
unstick
walking stick
white stick
wrong end of the stick

Synonyms and antonyms of slapstick in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLAPSTICK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «slapstick» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of slapstick

Translation of «slapstick» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLAPSTICK

Find out the translation of slapstick to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slapstick from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slapstick» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

打闹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

slapstick
570 millions of speakers

English

slapstick
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तमाशा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تهريجية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фарса
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

slapstick
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চরকিবাজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comédie bouffonne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Slapstick
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klamauk
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

どたばた喜劇
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엽기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Slapstick
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gươm gổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்லாப்ஸ்டிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काचेचे थेंब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şakşak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

farsa grossolana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

slapstick
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фарсу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de prost gust
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χονδροειδής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verspot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slapstick
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

slapstick
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slapstick

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAPSTICK»

The term «slapstick» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.052 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAPSTICK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slapstick

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10 QUOTES WITH «SLAPSTICK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word slapstick.
1
Jaimie Alexander
Chris Farley, I was a huge fan of his growing up. I would love to do something kind of slapstick and funny, maybe where I could change my look even a little bit.
2
Sunny Deol
'Yamla Pagla Deewana' is not slapstick but a situation based comedy.
3
Andy Dick
In terms of being vulgar, I don't think you need to be violent unless it's slapstick, violence to yourself. That can be funny - we've all tripped and fallen on our faces.
4
Daniel J. Goor
If we were making a cop comedy about bad cops or cops who were comically bad at the jobs, then the jokes would be more hijinks and more like slapstick.
5
Anjelica Huston
I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor.
6
June Diane Raphael
I took a couple of classes in clowning, but that was more like Lucille Ball kind of slapstick, not Ringling Brothers. But we had to do things silently, and the teacher would do this running commentary. 'Does this make Clown sad? Oh, Clown doesn't like that, does Clown?' Always 'Clown.' Never a name.
7
John Ratzenberger
A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally.
8
Callum Keith Rennie
The less lines, the better. I am the silent film actor, but not in a slapstick sort of way. Film is an image-based medium, so whatever you can say without the words is far more provocative and punctuating. If the lines are not funny or if they don't advance the story, sometimes it's hard. I hate talk in movies.
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Matt Ross
My background is in largely in theatre and acting. I grew up in a town with a well-respected Shakespeare Festival, and I fell in with some kids whose parents worked there. We staged all-kid versions of 'Hamlet', 'Cymbeline', a few others. All the while, I was making short films; monster movies, slapstick comedies, claymation.
10
Tina Weymouth
Sometimes you don't want to be a slapstick clown in order to convey a funny perception of the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLAPSTICK»

Discover the use of slapstick in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slapstick and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A Novel
But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce—a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kurt Vonnegut, 2010
2
My Wonderful World of Slapstick
Buster Keaton describes his childhood as a member of the family vaudeville act and his experiences as a comic actor during the early days of motion pictures Keaton's autobiography, My Wonderful World of Slapstick, is our only record of the ...
Buster Keaton, 1982
3
Slapstick
If Philosophy is the Why?
Roger McGough, 2008
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The Comedy of Philosophy: Sense and Nonsense in Early ...
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
Lisa Trahair, 2012
5
Slapstick Comedy
This is why in May 2006, just over 20 years after the original event, the Royal Cinémathèque de Belgique decided to organize “(Another) Slapstick Symposium ,” in part to pay homage to the first symposium's founding work, and partly to “jot ...
Tom Paulus, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and History Rob King, Rob King, 2010
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The Body in Hollywood Slapstick
Focusing on the works of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy, among others, this book examines ways that the b
Alex Clayton, 2007
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Hollywood's Classic Comedies Featuring Slapstick, Romance, ...
200 films reviewed and rated, covering all genres of movie comedy from slapstick to sardonic, from madness to manners.
John Howard Reid, 2007
8
Writing Humor: Creativity and the Comic Mind
Slapstick. Tweaking the nose; sticky gum; toothaches; buzzing flies; loose floorboards; falling pants; collapsing houses; sliding on banana peels; flatulence (for example, Mel Brooks's Blazing Saddles bean- eating campfire scene); and the ...
Mary Ann Rishel, 2002
9
The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded
Pie. and. Chase: Gag,. Spectacle. and. Narrative. in. Slapstick. Comedy. Donald. Crafton. Whether judged by production statistics, by contemporary critical acclaim , by audience popularity or by retrospective opinions, it is abundantly clear that ...
Wanda Strauven, 2006
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Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality
The sole purpose of the slapstick genre is "to perform games in the material dimension" (MN, l:39f.). With its "shock-like," "discontinuous" sequence of gags, which Kracauer compares to the "sputtering of a machine gun," slapstick comedy not ...
Siegfried Kracauer, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLAPSTICK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slapstick is used in the context of the following news items.
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Laugh at slapstick, gasp in horror
Everyone knows the character of Sherlock Holmes — the cool, collected, overly-rational, never-flustered detective who is always three steps ahead of the game. «Central Kentucky News, Jul 15»
2
Minions review: Despicable Me's yellow helpers get their own sweet …
As the minions don't speak English aside from the occasional phrase, the emphasis is necessarily on slapstick: there's little moralising and the adult in-jokes are ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 15»
3
Review: 'My Perfect Mind' Softens Fear of the Fallible With the Stuff …
As devised by Ms. Hunter, Mr. Hunter (the two are not related) and Mr. Petherbridge, “My Perfect Mind” uses the stuff of slapstick to raise and wrestle with a terror ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
4
A 'Marriage of Figaro' weds energy and delicacy, slapstick and pathos
The production itself floated on just the right balance of energy and delicacy, slapstick and pathos, and on the intimacy of a small stage and a chamber-size hall. «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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The robot apocalypse is a ways off: Watch DARPA droids bite the …
If you love a bit of slapstick, you're bound to get a laugh or two out of this compilation video showing robots at the weekend's DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals ... «Digital Trends, Jun 15»
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Our View: The slapstick opposition to diesel testing
Mike Karpus works to test the emissions of a diesel truck at the Davis County Testing Center in Kaysville Wednesday. (BRIAN NICHOlSON/Special to the ... «Standard-Examiner, May 15»
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Forget the Logies, review panel where real slapstick lives
Good news from bad news. Always a little unexpected. But the match review panel findings yesterday give some hope that the AFL playing fields are not about to ... «The Australian, May 15»
8
'Ariadne auf Naxos' combines Curtis, Kimmel, Opera Philadelphia …
The weak links, however, were few, and could be traced to the grown-ups - director Chas Rader-Shieber, who overplayed the slapstick, and recent Curtis ... «Philly.com, Mar 15»
9
The Magic Flute review – surrealism and slapstick
Mozart's music never fails to work its magic, yet, not for the first time, delivery of Jeremy Sams's English dialogue is a stumbling block: added slapstick and ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
10
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer win Bristol slapstick award
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have been recognised as comedy legends at Bristol's annual Slapstick Festival. The award from animation company Aardman ... «BBC News, Jan 15»

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