- comedy dealing with polite society, characterized by sophisticated, witty dialogue and an intricate plot.
Compare low comedy.
Origin of high comedy
First recorded in 1890–95
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- comedy set largely among cultured and articulate people and featuring witty dialogueCompare low comedy
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