Definition of comedy of manners in English:

comedy of manners

Syllabification: com·e·dy of man·ners

noun

  • A comedy that satirizes behavior in a particular social group, especially the upper classes.
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    • It is as much social satire as fairy story, as much comedy of manners as giddy farce.
    • So begins Wilde's impeccable comedy of manners.
    • In this highly charged physical comedy / comedy of manners, Moliere highlights our reliance on chemical remedies for our spiritual ailments and illustrates the need to find a cure from within.

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Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

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