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high comedy

comedy dealing with polite society, characterized by sophisticated, witty dialogue and an intricate plot.
Compare low comedy.
Origin of high comedy
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for high comedy
  • They continue to amuse us-there is high comedy in it, sure.
  • Here the proceedings took on the aspect of high comedy.
  • Some had the elements of high comedy, while one was deeply tragic.
  • Anyone who has been around trials know that they have moments of low and high comedy.
British Dictionary definitions for high comedy

high comedy

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