musical comedy

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Goldberg stars alongside Kathy Najimy, Lauryn Hill and Maggie Smith in the musical comedy about a singer who goes into hiding as a nun after witnessing a crime. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Whoopi Goldberg says she's working to make "Sister Act 3" happen," 8 Oct. 2020 New shows this year feature sketch, alternative and musical comedy acts. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Need a laugh? Plano’s virtual comedy festival is coming soon," 16 Sep. 2020 Her costar Jane Lynch, who portrayed cheerleading coach Sue Sylvestor on the musical comedy, shared a heartfelt tribute for the actress on Twitter. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "Glee cast and other stars react to Naya Rivera's death," 13 July 2020 The animated musical comedy/adventure features a science-loving young girl named Fei Fei (voiced by Ang) who believes in the existence of a mythical Moon Goddess. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "10 must-see new movies to stream while stuck at home this fall, from 'Mulan' to 'Rebecca'," 28 Aug. 2020 The actors look for ways to communicate emotion in a musical comedy when smiles and frowns can’t be seen behind masks. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Safety and artistry: All eyes on ‘Dolly’ as masks, sanitizer take the Garden Theatre stage," 18 Aug. 2020 Rivera starred in the Ryan Murphy musical comedy series as cheerleader Santana Lopez from 2009-2015. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "Heather Morris, other Glee stars join Naya Rivera's family at lake where she went missing," 13 July 2020 Rivera played Santana Lopez, a cheerleader and star glee club member, on the musical comedy Glee. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, "Naya Rivera's Body Found on the 7th Anniversary of Glee Costar Cory Monteith's Death," 13 July 2020 Rivera’s disappearance is the third major tragedy to befall the cast of the cheery musical comedy. Washington Post, "‘Glee’ was an upbeat teen musical. Tragedy is taking over its legacy.," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of musical comedy

1765, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2020

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“Musical comedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musical%20comedy. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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