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musical comedy

noun
1.
musical (def 5).
Origin of musical comedy
1755-1765
1755-65
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  • He cared nothing for books, and the only form of art that appealed to him was the musical comedy.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • The woman who is divorced every season––and stars in musical comedy?

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
  • He made a fortune in a murky town of Lancashire, and, thirsting for colour, came up to London determined to back a musical comedy.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • A musical comedy, and quite a good one, I've heard them say.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • Dogberry and Verges are of a different species from the comic policeman of musical comedy.

    Chaucer and His Times Grace E. Hadow
  • And I expect you've got quite a wrong idea of musical comedy.

    In Brief Authority F. Anstey
  • These are children who, later, can take delight in the flimsy plot of a musical comedy.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Literature Ontario Ministry of Education
  • You've never been in the chorus of a musical comedy, have you?

    Find the Woman Arthur Somers Roche
  • The same kind of dance does not do for vaudeville, musical comedy, revue and opera.

British Dictionary definitions for musical comedy

musical comedy

noun
1.
a play or film, usually having a light romantic story, that consists of dialogue interspersed with singing and dancing
2.
such plays and films collectively
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musical comedy in Culture

musical comedy definition


A play or film that highlights song and dance. Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, and The Producers are well-known musical comedies.

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