musical comedy

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musical comedy

n.
A comedic play or movie in which dialogue is interspersed with songs, especially one with a focus on musical numbers and a simple plot.

musical comedy

n
1. (Theatre) a play or film, usually having a light romantic story, that consists of dialogue interspersed with singing and dancing
2. (Film) a play or film, usually having a light romantic story, that consists of dialogue interspersed with singing and dancing
3. (Theatre) such plays and films collectively
4. (Film) such plays and films collectively

mu′sical com′edy


n.
2. the genre comprising musical comedy.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musical comedy - a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancingmusical comedy - a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
play - a theatrical performance of a drama; "the play lasted two hours"
References in classic literature ?
In the good old days, when she had been plain Polly Davis, of the personnel of the chorus of various musical comedies, Lady Wetherby would have suggested a short way of disposing of this untimely visitor; but she had a position to keep up now.
“With national tours of Tony-winning musical comedies such as SHREK and SPAMALOT to the Broadway-bound production of NERDS, there are plenty of shows ready to appeal to theater lovers in the Triangle.
Director Jeff Clarke and four singers will introduce The Amorous Goldfish, a programme of songs from the great musical comedies of the Edwardian era, liberally sprinkled with a dash of Flanders and Swann, Noel Coward, Ivor Novello and some of the tunes from grand (and not so grand) operas.
A collaboration with lyricist-composer Adam Guettel--a New York critical favorite who also happens to be the grandson of Richard Rodgers--Piazza stands in stark contrast to this season's broad musical comedies like Spamalot and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.