Farce vs Fabliau - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between farce and fabliau

is that farce is while fabliau is the genre of short, farcical often coarse tales written in the north of france in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.

farce

English

(wikipedia farce)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

  • (lb) A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm .
  • (lb) A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.
  • *
  • Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer languageunderstood him very well. If he had written a love letter, or a farce , or a ballade , or a story, no one, either clerks, or friends, or compositors, would have understood anything but a word here and a word there.
  • (lb) A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 9, author=Jonathan Wilson, work=the Guardian
  • , title= Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atl├ętico Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao , passage=The first match in the magnificent new national stadium was a Euro 2012 qualifier between Romania and France that soon descended into farce as the pitch cut up and players struggled to maintain their footing. Amorebieta at times seemed to be paying homage to that game, but nobody else seemed to have a problem; it was just that Falcao was far better than him.}}
  • (lb) A ridiculous or empty show.
  • Derived terms
    * farcical

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (farc)
  • To stuff with forcemeat.
  • (figurative) To fill full; to stuff.
  • * Bishop Sanderson
  • The first principles of religion should not be farced with school points and private tenets.
  • (obsolete) To make fat.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • if thou wouldst farce thy lean ribs
  • (obsolete) To swell out; to render pompous.
  • * Sandys
  • farcing his letter with fustian

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    fabliau

    Noun

    (fabliaux)
  • The genre of short, farcical often coarse tales written in the North of France in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.