musical comedy

musical comedy
   see musicals

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  • musical comedy — musical comedies N VAR Musical comedy is a type of play or film that has singing and dancing as part of the story and that is humorous and entertaining, especially one written before the middle of the twentieth century. After failing a singing… …   English dictionary

  • musical comedy — n old fashioned a musical, especially one from the early 20th century …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • musical comedy — ► NOUN ▪ a musical …   English terms dictionary

  • musical comedy — noun count or uncount a play or movie in which singing and dancing are an important part of a humorous romantic story …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Musical Comedy — Eine Musical Comedy (englisch für musikalische Komödie) ist ein komödienhaftes Theaterstück mit eingelegten Songs und Tanznummern. Die Bezeichnung wurde vor allem als Untertitel von Broadway Shows zwischen etwa 1920 und 1970 verwendet.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • musical comedy — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms musical comedy : singular musical comedy plural musical comedies theatre, cinema a play or film in which singing and dancing are an important part of a humorous romantic story …   English dictionary

  • musical comedy — mu′sical com′edy n. 1) mad musical 5) 2) sbz the genre comprising musical comedy • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • musical comedy — musical (def. 5). [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • musical comedy — Synonyms and related words: Broadway musical, Singspiel, Thalia, arlequinade, ballad opera, ballet, ballet divertissement, black comedy, broad comedy, burlesque, burletta, camp, chorus show, comedie bouffe, comedie larmoyante, comedie rosse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • musical comedy — noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑musical, ↑musical theater • Derivationally related forms: ↑musical (for: ↑musical) …   Useful english dictionary

  • musical comedy — noun Date: 1765 musical 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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