gelogenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γέλως (gélōs, laughter) +‎ -genic.

Adjective[edit]

gelogenic (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Inducing or provoking laughter; laughable.
    • 1992, Chittenden Turner, “Restoring the Masterpieces of Comic Opera”, in Arts & Decoration, volume 17, page 121:
      Here among shows ranging from Russian mood pictures to nimble and nymphal revues, somewhat too commercialized to be gelogenic, exists a rare opportunity for some zealot to declare what proportion represents popular demand, what freshly creates it, and how much is esoteric.