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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Comedy \Com"e*dy\, n.; pl. Comedies. [F. com['e]die, L. comoedia, fr. Gr. ?; ? a jovial festivity with music and dancing, a festal procession, an ode sung at this procession (perh. akin to ? village, E. home) + ? to sing; for comedy was originally of a lyric character. See Home, and Ode.] A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy. [1913 Webster] With all the vivacity of comedy. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Are come to play a pleasant comedy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]