Origin of musical comedy
First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for musical comedy
His big break came when he was cast as Finn on Ryan Murphy's musical-comedy TV series Glee.‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Found Dead: A Tortured Talent Gone Too Soon
July 14, 2013
And the musical-comedy Glee was the breakout hit of the season on any network.TV's Winners and Losers
May 26, 2010
He addressed a few trivialities to the musical-comedy star who was sitting on his left.The Hillman
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The mise-en-scne is far better here than it is in Paris, where this "musical-comedy" is still an attraction.
There are four musical-comedy productions in London that a sheer sense of duty compelled me to see.
She, too, had attained a good deal of celebrity in the musical-comedy world—was to be one of the features of the cast.
He'd been a musical-comedy producer so long that no megalomaniacal absurdity could take him by surprise.
- a play or film, usually having a light romantic story, that consists of dialogue interspersed with singing and dancing
- such plays and films collectively
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A play or film that highlights song and dance. Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, and The Producers are well-known musical comedies.
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