[ US /ˈsɫæpˌstɪk/ ]
[ UK /slˈæpstɪk/ ]
  1. a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
  2. acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone
  1. characterized by horseplay and physical action
    slapstick style of humor
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How To Use slapstick In A Sentence

  • There's no wit here, just slapstick comedy. Times, Sunday Times
  • The paddles turned out to be harmless slapsticks, with holes through the actual paddle part so they could cause a loud slapping noise without hurting.
  • Victorian propriety is an important element of the story, the atmosphere to be upended over and over by slapstick action and sudden death. Archive 2008-02-01
  • This satirical, slapstick comedy is a feel-good film that is effortless to watch.
  • Their slapstick stick-ups keep escalating till they realize that all of Dick's former co-workers have also turned to a similar life of crime.
  • The Republican Party's slapstick search for a leader would be heartwarming and sidesplitting, but for the tragic knowledge that one of these scrambling midgets will collect tens of millions of votes in the presidential election of 2012. Frank Schaeffer: President Obama Will Win In An Overwhelming Landslide in 2012 and Will Deserve the Victory
  • I found the violent slapstick humour cruel and unfunny.
  • Are his lame slapstick antics intended to send us into convulsions of laughter?
  • The show follows the traditional plot of the fairytale story but with plenty of comedy and slapstick to keep the crowds entertained for both evening and matinee performances.
  • Though not slapstick or of the knee-slapping variety, Hamer is droll and often wickedly subtle in his deadly strain of humour.
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