Definition of comedy of manners in English:

comedy of manners

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