slapstick

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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) A style of humor focusing on physical comedy, such as slipping on a banana peel, and with foolish characters who get into humiliating situations.
  2. (countable) A pair of sticks attached at one end and used to create a slapping sound effect, used especially in slapstick comedy; a type of clapper.

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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)
nominative slapstick slapstickit
genitive slapstickin slapstickien
partitive slapstickiä slapstickejä
illative slapstickiin slapstickeihin
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 slapstickille slapstickeille
essive slapstickinä slapstickeinä
translative slapstickiksi slapstickeiksi
instructive slapstickein
abessive slapstickittä slapstickeittä
comitative slapstickeineen

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