Definition of Benchley in English:


proper noun

  • 1The name of a family of US writers.

    1. 1.1Robert Charles (1889–1945), drama critic, actor, and humorist. He was a theater critic for Life magazine (1920–29) and The New Yorker(1929–40).
    2. 1.2Nathaniel (1915–81), son of Robert. He was the author of such humorous novels as Lassiter's Folly (1971).
    3. 1.3Peter (1940–2006), son of Nathaniel. He wrote Jaws (1974), The Deep (1976), and White Shark (1994).



/ˈben(t)SHlē/ /ˈbɛn(t)ʃli/