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A comedic play or movie in which dialogue is interspersed with songs, especially one with a focus on musical numbers and a simple plot.
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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
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2. the genre comprising musical comedy.
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|Noun||1.||musical 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"
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