musical comedies

musical comedy

noun
musical ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1755–65

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musical comedy
 
n
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 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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