Definition of comedy of manners in English:

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comedy of manners


A play, novel, or film that gives a satirical portrayal of behaviour in a particular social group.
Example sentences
  • 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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