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musical comedy

noun
1.
musical (def 5).
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65
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Examples from the web for musical comedy
  • Grease has always been, in essence, a high school talent show dressed up as a musical comedy.
  • The calibre of acts are surprisingly consistent, with a thicker than usual slab of the usually dreaded musical comedy.
  • Enjoy a variety of entertainment from traditional folk music to musical comedy and storytelling.
  • He starred in major minstrels, vaudeville, and musical comedy.
  • To support the development, production, and national tour of an original musical comedy.
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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