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romantic comedy

noun
1.
a light and humorous movie, play, etc., whose central plot is a happy love story.
2.
a genre of comedy represented by such works.
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  • What he was capable of in romantic comedy is shown by his 'Ricardo and Viola' episode.

    Francis Beaumont: Dramatist Charles Mills Gayley
  • The poem is a fusion of many elements, and has all the varying colour of a romantic comedy.

  • For a time it is mainly confined to romantic comedy, but it soon enters into tragedy and tragicomedy.

    Tragedy Ashley H. Thorndike
  • If there is any fundamental difference between "romantic comedy" and "romance," what is it?

    The Critics Versus Shakspere Francis A. Smith
  • The second development of romantic comedy came through the dramatization of stories of love, adventure, and marvels.

    The Facts About Shakespeare William Allan Nielson

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