sit·​com ˈsit-ˌkäm How to pronounce sitcom (audio)
plural sitcoms
: a television series that involves a continuing cast of characters in a succession of comedic circumstances : situation comedy
… lame, formulaic sitcoms driven by an overinsistent laugh track.Ted Cox
Like many classic sitcoms, this show is episodic, so feel free to dive in anywhere you want.Greg Morabito
Didn't some guy named Jerry play himself on an NBC sitcom called Seinfeld?Benjamin Svetkey

Examples of sitcom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Holland teased how the sitcom will wrap things up after seven seasons. Wesley Stenzel,, 11 May 2024 The unheralded Ellison was a consultant on another legendary sitcom, NBC’s Cheers, for its final seven seasons (1986-93); on NBC’s Wings for its last four years (1993-97); and on CBS’ Becker for its final five seasons (1999-2004). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for sitcom 

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Word History


situation comedy

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sitcom was in 1956

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“Sitcom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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sit·​com ˈsit-ˌkäm How to pronounce sitcom (audio)

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