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situation comedy

a comedy drama, especially a television series made up of discrete episodes about the same group of characters, as members of a family.
Origin of situation comedy
1945-50 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for situation comedy
  • But it lacks depth and resonance, and it resolves itself as glibly as any situation comedy.
  • But a popular situation comedy based on their work seems almost as fanciful.
  • Recognizes and interprets humor in a political cartoon, situation comedy or a joke.
  • Interpret and explain a political cartoon, situation comedy or joke in the target culture.
  • The family's problems are the small ones of situation comedy.
British Dictionary definitions for situation comedy

situation comedy

(on television or radio) a comedy series involving the same characters in various day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episode Also called sitcom
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