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drawing-room comedy

[ draw-ing-room, -room ]
/ ˈdrɔ ɪŋˌrum, -ˌrʊm /
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noun Theater.
a light, sophisticated comedy typically set in a drawing room with characters drawn from polite society.
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Origin of drawing-room comedy

First recorded in 1880–85
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