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High comedy   /haɪ kˈɑmədi/   Listen
High comedy

A sophisticated comedy; often satirizing genteel society.

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"High comedy" Quotes from Famous Books

... not hunted before since he was thirty), and drew him, spluttering German oaths, out of the slough of a ditch; he made him the laughter of the clubs; he put him fairly out of fashion,—and all with such suavity, and politeness, and bland sense of superiority, that it was the finest piece of high comedy you ever beheld. The poor prince, who had been coxcomb enough to lay a bet with a Frenchman as to his success with the English in general, and Lady Castleton in particular, went away with a face as long as Don Quixote's. If you had but seen him at S—House, ...
— The Caxtons, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Words linked to "High comedy" :   comedy

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