comedy of manners

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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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“Comedy of manners.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of comedy of manners

: a humorous play, movie, novel, etc., about the way a particular group of people behave

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