slapstick

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From slap + stick, the English translation of the batacchio. The slapstick was a pair of sticks tied together that made a loud noise when struck together, and was used by the comic character Harlequin in the commedia dell'arte.

Noun[edit]

slapstick (countable and uncountable, plural slapsticks)

  1. (uncountable) physical comedy, e.g. slipping on a banana peel, exaggeratedly losing balance, walking into walls etc.
  2. (countable) a pair of sticks tied together at one end and used to create a slapping sound effect for (1)

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< English

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: slap‧stick
  • IPA(key): /ˈslæpst̪ik/

Noun[edit]

slapstick

  1. slapstick (physical comedy)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of slapstick (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative slapstick slapstickit
accusative nom.? slapstick slapstickit
gen. slapstickin
genitive slapstickin slapstickien
partitive slapstickiä slapstickejä
inessive slapstickissä slapstickeissä
elative slapstickistä slapstickeistä
illative slapstickiin slapstickeihin
adessive slapstickillä slapstickeillä
ablative slapstickiltä slapstickeiltä
allative slapstickilleˣ slapstickeilleˣ
essive slapstickinä slapstickeinä
translative slapstickiksi slapstickeiksi
instructive slapstickein
abessive slapstickittä slapstickeittä
comitative slapstickeineen

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