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high comedy

noun
1.
comedy dealing with polite society, characterized by sophisticated, witty dialogue and an intricate plot.
Compare low comedy.
Origin of high comedy
1890-1895
1890-95
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high comedy

noun
1.
comedy set largely among cultured and articulate people and featuring witty dialogue Compare low comedy
Derived Forms
high comedian, noun
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