comedy of manners
- The definition of a comedy of manners is a funny play or skit that is humorous because it is a satire of the behavior of a particular group.
A play that satirizes the pretensions of the upper class to be funny is an example of a comedy of manners.
comedy of manners definition by Webster's New World
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a type of comedy depicting and satirizing the manners and customs of fashionable society
comedy of manners definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. comedies of manners
A comedy satirizing the attitudes and behavior of a particular social group, often of fashionable society.