Definitions of slapstick:
  • noun:   acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone
  • noun:   a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
  • adjective:   characterized by horseplay and physical action
    Example: "Slapstick style of humor"

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