romantic comedy

noun

Definition of romantic comedy

plural romantic comedies
: a light, comic movie or other work whose plot focuses on the development of a romantic relationship
  • This brings us to romantic comedies. … They make money, spawn franchises, and are popular in books, movies, and on television. Sexual tension is fun to watch, and we like rooting for a will-they-won't-they couple.
  • —Elizabeth Logan
also : this style or genre of work
  • an actor with a talent for romantic comedy
called also rom-com

First Known Use of romantic comedy

1818

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