comedy of manners

noun phrase

Definition of comedy of manners

: comedy that satirically portrays the manners and fashions of a particular class or set

First Known Use of comedy of manners

1822, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of comedy of manners was in 1822

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“Comedy of manners.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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