comedienne

[kuh-mee-dee-en, -mey-]
noun
a woman who is a comic entertainer or actress.

Origin:
1855–60; < French comédienne; see comedian, -enne


See -enne.
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comedienne (kəˌmiːdɪˈɛn)
 
n
Gender-neutral form: comic a female comedian

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comedienne
1860, from Fr. comédienne, fem. of comédien (see comedian).
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Example sentences
She's a great comedienne as well as a dramatic actress.
He was a, sort of a, what would you call him a comedienne of the day.
Details the life and times of comedienne and sit-com star.
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