follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

Restoration comedy

noun
1.
English comedy of the period of the Restoration, stressing manners and social satire.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Restoration comedy
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • To be sure, this was a town drama, and for the upper classes, as was the Restoration comedy and that of the eighteenth century.

    How to See a Play Richard Burton
  • Restoration tragedy is much less important than Restoration comedy.

  • High poetry gradually disintegrates, and the way is prepared for the Restoration comedy.

    How to See a Play Richard Burton
  • They are far superior to the cold-blooded rakes of Dryden and the Restoration comedy.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson Henry A. Beers
  • Restoration comedy was largely based on Molire, who was brutalized by Wycherley, and adapted but not improved by Congreve.

  • The leading characters of Restoration comedy, from Etherege to Vanbrugh, are consciously and almost professionally wits.

    Play-Making William Archer
  • The City Bride does not conform to the dominant type of Restoration comedy, but it belongs to a thriving tradition.

    The City Bride (1696) Joseph Harris

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Restoration comedy

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Restoration

11
12
Scrabble Words With Friends