sentimental comedy

noun

Definition of sentimental comedy

: comedy that addresses itself to the spectator's love of goodness rather than to his sense of humor and emphasizes the moral aspects of its situations and the virtues of its characters

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“Sentimental comedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sentimental%20comedy. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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