situation comedy
noun Date: 1946 a radio or television comedy series that involves a continuing cast of characters in a succession of episodes

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  • situation comedy — situation comedies N VAR A situation comedy is an amusing television drama series about a set of characters. The abbreviation sitcom is also used. ...a situation comedy that was set in an acupuncture clinic. Syn: sitcom …   English dictionary

  • situation comedy — n. a comic television series made up of episodes involving the same group of characters dealing with a problem, awkward situation, etc …   English World dictionary

  • situation comedy — n [U and C] formal a ↑sitcom …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • situation comedy — noun count a SITCOM …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • situation comedy — ► NOUN ▪ a television or radio series in which the same set of characters are involved in amusing situations …   English terms dictionary

  • Situation comedy — A situation comedy, usually referred to as a sitcom, is a genre of comedy programs which originated in radio. Today, sitcoms are found almost exclusively on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. Sitcoms usually consist of recurring… …   Wikipedia

  • situation comedy — Synonyms and related words: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Thalia, Tom show, antimasque, arlequinade, audience success, ballet, black comedy, bomb, broad comedy, broadcast drama, burlesque, burlesque show, burletta, camp, charade, cliff hanger,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Situation comedy — Die Sitcom (kurz für situation comedy = Situationscomedy, siehe auch: Comedy) ist ein ursprünglich US amerikanisches Genre im Bereich der Fernsehsendungen und wird meist als Fernsehserie ausgestrahlt, wobei sie ihre Ursprünge in den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • situation comedy — noun 1. a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day to day life • Syn: ↑sitcom • Hypernyms: ↑comedy 2. a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life • Syn: ↑sitcom • …   Useful english dictionary

  • situation comedy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms situation comedy : singular situation comedy plural situation comedies a sitcom …   English dictionary

  • Situation comedy — Sitcom Séries télévisées par période / genre / origine Liste complète Une sitcom (comédie de situation au Québec) est une série télévisée à dominante humoristique, caractérisée au départ par une unité de lieu (décor récurrent) permettant des… …   Wikipédia en Français

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