high comedy

Compare low comedy.

Origin of high comedy

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for high comedy

high comedy

noun
  1. comedy set largely among cultured and articulate people and featuring witty dialogueCompare low comedy
Derived Formshigh comedian, noun
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