Definition of Chaplinesque in US English:



  • Resembling or characteristic of the humor or style of the film actor and director Charlie Chaplin.

    ‘Chaplinesque opportunities for slapstick’
    • ‘He is forced to live on his wits, but does so with humor and a Chaplinesque charm.’
    • ‘There was laughter when he launched himself into a slapstick dance routine that was nothing short of Chaplinesque.’
    • ‘The character from children's television is a sad Chaplinesque figure with a droopy walrus mustache and a dusty suit.’
    • ‘He has a huge following in the States where his Chaplinesque characters resonate with the old industrial communities on the East Coast.’
    • ‘He adds his own bit of subtle comedy with his Chaplinesque body language.’