comedy dealing with polite society, characterized by sophisticated, witty dialogue and an intricate plot.
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Origin of high comedy
First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for high comedy
comedy set largely among cultured and articulate people and featuring witty dialogueCompare low comedy
Derived forms of high comedyhigh comedian, noun
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