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Definitions and Synonyms of slapstick | Another word for slapstick | What is slapstick?

Definition 1: acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone - [noun denoting artifact]

(slapstick is a kind of ...) a device for amplifying or transmitting sound

Definition 2: a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes - [noun denoting communication]

(slapstick is a kind of ...) light and humorous drama with a happy ending

Definition 3: characterized by horseplay and physical action - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slapstick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • slapstick style of humor

(slapstick is similar to ...) full of or characterized by humor

"humorous stories" "humorous cartoons" "in a humorous vein"

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