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Farce appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Definition of the noun farce

What does farce mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: farces

  1. a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
  2. mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of farce: forcemeat
    • more generic words: dressing / stuffing = a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables

Definition of the verb farce

What does farce mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: farced | farcing | farces

  1. fill with a stuffing while cooking


"Farce" is a musical EP of Rudimentary Peni.

  • released in (33 years ago)


"Farce" is a 2006 novel by Màrius Serra.

  • also known as Farsa
  • author: Màrius Serra
  • released in (9 years ago)


Farce: In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Farces are often highly incomprehensible plot-wise, but viewers are encouraged not to try to follow the plot in order to avoid becoming confused and overwhelmed. Farce is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Farces have been written for the stage and film. Furthermore, a farce is also often set in one particular location, where all events occur.

  • also known as Farse (teater), 鬧劇

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Farce

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Google previewConversations with Stanley Kauffmann (2003)

by Bert Cardullo, Stanley Kauffmann

Farce is a genre based on plot or action more than on character. There is...

Google previewThe Taming of the Shrew (2005)

by William Shakespeare, Burton Raffel, Harold Bloom

Exactly as Kate's initially shrewish behavior stems from the pure,standard farce of the time (as many, many critics have more than fully demonstrated),so too standard farce is the origin of Petruchio and Gru- mio's tumbling idiocy.More:the ...

Google previewAdvanced Course of Composition and Rhetoric (1862)

A Series of Practical Lessons on the Origin, History, and Peculiarities of the English Language .. by George Payn Quackenbos

A Farce is a short piece of low lomic character.

Google previewThe Sceptical Mode in Modern Philosophy (2012)

Essays in Honor of Richard H. Popkin by R. A. Watson, J.E. Force

universal law, “but the farce is that the caprice of men has so many vagaries that there is no such law. . . . Custom created the whole of equity, for the simple reason that it is accepted. . . .” There is not even one law that is universal, therefore it ...

Google preview120 Paragraphs (2004)

by Bruce Hamilton

Daring are the forces, but the faceless farce is the ultimate. Somber reflection has an upper aspect, which is both a cut in the face and a hacking of all action. Gradual new gradations mark each sunny moment. Bulls open the shops the tired ...

Google previewContemporary Literary Critics (2015)

by NA NA

whereas farce is a primitive form of comedy, based on the free play of aggression and the therapeutic acting out of our “most treasured, unmentionable ...

Google previewThe New English Drama (1821)

With Prefactory Remarks, Biographical Sketches, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory; Being the Only Edition Existing which is Faithfully Marked with the Stage Business, and Stage Directions, as Preformed at the Theatres Royal by William Oxberry

An opera, like an oglio, nicks the age; Farce is the hasty-pudding of the stage. For when you're treated with indifferent cheer, You can dispense with slender stage- coach ...

Google previewCumberland's British Theatre (1826)

With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed from the Acting Copies, as Performed at the Theatres Royal, London... by George Daniel, Thomas Dolby

Farce is that sort of " ad libitum" writing, to which no precise bounds have as yet been assigned. The question is, not how far an author may go by any dramatic rule, but how far the humour and temper of the audience will let him ; and so ...

Google previewPrick Up Your Ears (2013)

The Biography of Joe Orton by John Lahr

Farce is an act of literary aggression. On stage, Orton made visual the visceral battle between ecstasy and fear, reason and irrationality, that punished Gombold. Head to Toe made only crude flourishes in this comic direction. As a guerrilla ...

Google previewThe Dramatick Works of Mr. George Farquhar ...: The recruiting officer, Sir Harry Wildair. The inconstant. The twin rivals (1736)

by George Farquhar

An Op'ra, like an Oglio, nicks the Age ; Farce is the Hasty-Pudding of the Stage. For when you're treated with indifferent Cheer, Ye can dispense with fender Stage-Coach Fare. A Pastor aF s whipt Cream ; Stage-Whims, mere Trash; And ...

Google previewGrétry and the Growth of Opéra-comique (1986)

by David Charlton

Farce is the intellectual slapstick which has traditionally thrilled audiences and confounded critics . . . The stereotypes confirm and comfort the bourgeois world who applaud them.'4 The last main point of musical discussion is Gretry's new ...

Google previewThe Works of the Late Ingenious Mr. George Farquhar (1772)

Containing All His Poems, Letters, Essays and Comedies by George Farquhar

An Opera, like an Oglio, nicks the Age; Farce is the Hosy Pudding of the Stage. - For . | For when you're treated with indifferent Cheer, 2%u can dispense.

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms (2016)

Revised and Enlarged Edition by Roger Fowler

Farce is comedy involving physical humour, stock characters and unrealistic plotting. It combines elements from pantomime, musichall and ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

farce between the self-contained magical realms of the *marvellous, the psychologically explicable delusions of the *uncanny, and the inexplicable meeting of both in the *fantastic. For a fuller account, consult Brian Attebery, Strategies of ...

Google previewDictionary of the Theatre (1998)

Terms, Concepts, and Analysis by Patrice Pavis, Christine Shantz

FARCE Fr.: farce; Ger.: Farce, Schwank; Sp.: farsa. 1. A "Grab-bag" Genre The ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (2006)

by Peter Childs, Roger Fowler

Farce the protagonist sets up unconscious compensatory mechanisms and becomes decreasingly able to think straight. Rarely, however, are more restrained, socially conventional lifestyles presented favourably; the attempt to exceed ...

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The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy. (Steven Weinberg)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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