- a light and humorous movie, play, etc., whose central plot is a happy love story.
- a genre of comedy represented by such works.
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Examples from the Web for romantic comedy
Kaling pays as much homage to the romantic-comedy genre on the show as she sends it up and modernizes it.Mindy Kaling on How ‘The Mindy Project’ Became Legitimately Great
September 17, 2013
This movie is (I think) the first to use what's now become a staple of romantic-comedy endings, the "R" scene.Nora Ephron’s Favorite Love Stories
February 14, 2012