situation comedy noun
: a radio or television comedy series that involves a continuing cast of characters in a succession of episodes
First Known Use of SITUATION COMEDY
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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