Definition of musical comedy in English:

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musical comedy

noun

A light play or movie with songs, dialogue, and dancing, connected by a plot.
Example sentences
  • She has played the lead in theatrical work spanning Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, musical comedies, farce and Absurd theatre to contemporary drama.
  • Although hailed as one of the greatest stars of the Thirties films, and a musical comedy star of the first rank, when one comes to look at her career at the top it was very short.
  • Day was better known as a singer, and had starred in a number of musical comedies and light fare throughout the '40s and early '50s.

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Syllabification: mu·si·cal com·e·dy

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