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comedy of manners

  

      n  
1    a comedy dealing with the way of life and foibles of a social group  
2    the genre represented by works of this type  
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comedy  
      n   pl   , -dies  
1    a dramatic or other work of light and amusing character  
2    the genre of drama represented by works of this type  
3    (in classical literature) a play in which the main characters and motive triumph over adversity  
4    the humorous aspect of life or of events  
5    an amusing event or sequence of events  
6    humour or comic style  
the comedy of Chaplin     
     (C14: from Old French comédie, from Latin comoedia, from Greek komoidia, from komos village festival + aeidein to sing)  


comedy of manners  
      n  
1    a comedy dealing with the way of life and foibles of a social group  
2    the genre represented by works of this type  
high comedy  
      n   comedy set largely among cultured and articulate people and featuring witty dialogue  
   Compare       low comedy  
  high comedian      n  
low comedy  
      n   comedy characterized by slapstick and physical action  
  low comedian      n  
musical comedy  
      n  
1    a play or film, usually having a light romantic story, that consists of dialogue interspersed with singing and dancing  
2    such plays and films collectively  
situation comedy  
      n   (on television or radio) a comedy series involving the same characters in various day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episode,   (Also called)    sitcom  

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comedy

  
  
chaffing, drollery, facetiousness, farce, fun, hilarity, humour, jesting, joking, light entertainment, sitcom     (informal)   slapstick, wisecracking, witticisms  
  
Antonyms     
   high drama, melancholy, melodrama, opera, sadness, seriousness, serious play, soap opera, solemnity, tragedy  

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n.
to behave in a pretentious manner
fashionistas poncing around wearing designer earphones
exp.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
v.
dance in a both sensual and provocative manner involving a low squatting stance while thrusting hips and buttocks movements suggesting a sexual acte
Ex.: In 2013, a pop star twerking on stage at the MTV VMA created a huge buzz on social networks making the term "twerk" popular worldwide and likely contributing towards its entry in the dictionary
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
n.
person who is a specialist of make-up and who applies makeup in a professional manner
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
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