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Origin of musical comedy

First recorded in 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for musical comedy

musical comedy

noun

a play or film, usually having a light romantic story, that consists of dialogue interspersed with singing and dancing
such plays and films collectively
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Cultural definitions for musical comedy

musical comedy

A play or film that highlights song and dance. Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, and The Producers are well-known musical comedies.

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