What is another word for jesters?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈɛstəz] (IPA)

Jesters are often portrayed as court jesters or fools, known for their comedic and entertaining performances. Some synonyms for jesters include clowns, buffoons, court fools, harlequins, and entertainers. These terms are often used interchangeably to describe individuals who bring humor, joy, and laughter to their audiences. Other variations of jesters include theatrical performers, circus performers, puppeteers, and comedians. Each of these words highlights a slightly different aspect of the jester persona, but they all point to a unique individual who is gifted in bringing joy and humor to those around them. These synonyms for jesters all emphasize the important role humor and entertainment play in our lives.

What are the hypernyms for Jesters?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Jesters

Never had playing gone with such a zest To those good jesters; never had the tent So swiftly answered to their merriment With cheers, the artist's help, the actor's life.
"King Cole"
John Masefield
Was it, indeed, fit that court jesters, little negro boys, and even cats and pet dogs should appear in pictures which were to decorate the walls of a church?
"Knights of Art Stories of the Italian Painters"
Amy Steedman
And so I spent the night at my Fool's trade, giving them drolleries from the works of Boccacci and Sacchetti-the horn-books of all jesters.
"The Shame of Motley"
Raphael Sabatini

Famous quotes with Jesters

  • In the days of Caesar, kings had fools and jesters. Now network presidents have anchormen.
    Ted Koppel
  • Kings kill; jesters don't; therefore the jesters of the kings are more valuable than the kings!
    Mehmet Murat ildan
  • At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.
    Eric Idle
  • Riding the crest, I diversified, exploiting a highly marketable capacity to fart at will... By mastering this skill I set myself on a par with those court jesters of old who could wow the monarch and all his retinue with a simultaneous leap, whistle and fart. Unable to extend my neo-Homeric story-telling activities from the playground to the classroom, I could nevertheless continue to hog the limelight by interpolating a gaseous running commentary while the teacher addressed himself to the blackboard.
    Clive James

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