from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sennett, Mack 1880?-1960. Canadian-born American filmmaker known for his slapstick motion pictures featuring the Keystone Kops.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States filmmaker (born in Canada) noted for slapstick movies (1880-1960)


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • From 1921 Capra was a director of motion-picture shorts, a property man, a film cutter, a writer of film titles, a gag writer for Hal Roach and Mack Sennett comedies, and a director of such popular Harry Langdon comedies as Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926), The Strong Man (1926), and Long Pants (1927).

    Five People Born on May 18th | myFiveBest

  • Ordered by Sennett to come up with a more workable screen image, Chaplin improvised an outfit consisting of a too-small coat, too-large pants, floppy shoes, and a battered derby.

    Five People Born on April 16 | myFiveBest

  • In 1915 he left Sennett to accept a $1,250-weekly contract at Essanay Studios.

    Five People Born on April 16 | myFiveBest

  • Richard Sennett Comment, 8 March is right to calculate the contribution that foreign students make to our universities, both culturally and financially.

    Letters: Foreign students

  • Dean Sennett s first thought upon learning there was a flu shot clinic at Cape Cod Community College:

    Swine Flu Hits Cape Cod Community College

  • Sennett's hinge idea functions as a foil to one that Saskia Sassen touches upon in her introductory essay, but leaves frustratingly unexplored: that a city's physicality, its buildings, are its attempt at permanence.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

  • Then Hashim Sarkis puts some meat on Sennett's abstraction with a thoughtful article on Istanbul's relationship with the Arab world.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

  • Comparing ancient Venice to current day Istanbul, Sennett captures how cities can capture the impermanent and ephemeral.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

  • Just one example of the naivete is that Sennett blames planners for doing things they never had the power to do in the first place.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

  • The ElectedSoCal alt-pop unit The Elected is the brainchild of San Diego native guitarist/songwriter Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley distinction.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 176


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.