Definition of musical comedy in English:

musical comedy

Line breaks: mu|sic¦al com¦edy


  • A light play or film with songs, dialogue, and dancing; a musical: the musical comedy Fiddler on the Roof [mass noun]: an actress in musical comedy
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    • 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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