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|Kevin Fallon|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This movie is (I think) the first to use what's now become a staple of romantic-comedy endings, the "R" scene.