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Comedy of a sophisticated and witty nature, often satirizing genteel society.
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(Theatre) comedy set largely among cultured and articulate people and featuring witty dialogue. Compare low comedy
high comedian n
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comedy dealing with polite society, characterized by sophisticated, witty dialogue and an intricate plot.
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