situation comedy


situation comedy

noun

Definition of SITUATION COMEDY

:  a radio or television comedy series that involves a continuing cast of characters in a succession of episodes

First Known Use of SITUATION COMEDY

1946

situation comedy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Radio or television comedy series that involves a continuing cast of characters in a succession of episodes. Often the characters are markedly different types thrown together by circumstance and occupying a shared environment such as an apartment building or workplace. Typically half an hour in length and either taped in front of a studio audience or employing canned applause, they are marked by verbal sparring and rapidly resolved conflicts.

Variants of SITUATION COMEDY

situation comedy or sitcom

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