situation comedy


noun

a comedy drama, especially a television series made up of discrete episodes about the same group of characters, as members of a family.

Nearby words

  1. sittwe,
  2. situ,
  3. situate,
  4. situated,
  5. situation,
  6. situation ethics,
  7. situation room,
  8. situational,
  9. situational irony,
  10. situational psychosis

Origin of situation comedy

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for situation comedy

situation comedy

noun

(on television or radio) a comedy series involving the same characters in various day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episodeAlso called: sitcom
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