sight gag

NOUN
  1. a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Start Error-Free Writing Linguix pencil

How To Use sight gag In A Sentence

  • The blocks are covered in dense comic art that reminds me of the Sergio Argones marginalia in MAD Magazine -- a million zillion sight gags on the theme of "Oh God the baby is coming to destroy us all! Boing Boing
  • This merely to set up a sight gag when the curtain rises: a vanity gallery of portraits of the old bachelor as wannabe maestro. Times, Sunday Times
  • The sight gags are fantastically inventive, the detailing in the set design and costume stunning.
  • And Foley's production piles on the sight gags: chairs and tables spin across the stage every time a train passes, the robbery is re-created by miniaturised cars colliding on a vertical wall, and, when the thieves fall out, a trick-knife is embedded in the boxer's bonce, and the pill-popper is apparently run through with a non-musical stave. The Ladykillers – review by Michael Billington
  • The film is utterly hilarious, filled with loads of sight gags, cheeseball dialogue and numerous in-jokes for horror buffs.
  • There are sight gags a plenty, and some great one-liners and verbal repartee.
  • Locked inside this menagerie of failed comic bits are attempts at real anger, sadness, pathos, broad sight gags and genuine rock and roll metal moves.
  • One of the most important formal patterns enabling the creation of associational conceptional networks in silent comedy is the sight gag.
  • Its characters are calculatedly charming and the script slyly ends each of its tragic notes with a sight gag.
  • For every philosophical joke there is a pratfall or sight gag offered to balance things out.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy