drawing-room comedy

[ draw-ing-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈdrɔ ɪŋˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

noun Theater.

a light, sophisticated comedy typically set in a drawing room with characters drawn from polite society.

Origin of drawing-room comedy

First recorded in 1880–85
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