Suspense vs Comedy - What's the difference?

suspense | comedy |


As nouns the difference between suspense and comedy

is that suspense is the condition of being suspended; cessation for a time while comedy is archaic greece a choric song of celebration or revel.

As an adjective suspense

is (obsolete) held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.

suspense

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(-)
  • The condition of being suspended; cessation for a time.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • a cool suspense from pleasure and from pain
  • the pleasurable emotion of anticipation and excitement regarding the outcome or climax of a book, film etc.
  • The unpleasant emotion of anxiety or apprehension in an uncertain situation.
  • * Denham
  • Ten days the prophet in suspense remained.
  • (legal) A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent.
  • Derived terms

    * suspenseful

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.
  • * Milton
  • [The great light of day] suspense in heaven.
  • (obsolete) Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.
  • * Milton
  • Expectation held his look suspense .
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    comedy

    English

    Alternative forms

    * comedie * (archaic) * (archaic)

    Noun

  • archaic Greece. a choric song of celebration or revel
  • ancient Greece. a light, amusing play with a happy ending
  • medieval Europe.'' a narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g., ''The Divine Comedy )
  • (drama) A dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone
  • (drama) The genre of such works
  • entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous performance
  • Why would you be watching comedy when there are kids starving right now?
  • the art of composing comedy
  • a humorous event
  • Antonyms

    * drama * tragedy

    Derived terms

    * comedic * comedically * comedy of errors * situation comedy, sitcom * comic * comedian