musical comedy


noun


Nearby words

  1. musica ficta,
  2. musical,
  3. musical box,
  4. musical chairs,
  5. musical chairs, play,
  6. musical glasses,
  7. musical ride,
  8. musical saw,
  9. musicale,
  10. musicality

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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Culture 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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