Meaning of romantic comedy in English:

romantic comedy

Translate romantic comedy into Spanish

nounplural noun romantic comedies

  • 1A film or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way.

    ‘the wit and charm of a classic romantic comedy’
    • ‘Two Weeks Notice is the season's must-see romantic comedy!’
    • ‘Sweet Home Alabama is the best romantic comedy of the year!’
    • ‘Tinseltown has usurped the kung fu genre, and even some Bollywood romances have a taste of the American romantic comedy.’
    • ‘I believe the original Wilder "Sabrina" is the most irresistible romantic comedy ever made.’
    • ‘It is truly the only romantic comedy that involves relationships of all types, not just conventional ones.’
    • ‘A light-hearted romantic comedy should be short.’
    • ‘Don't worry; it makes for a funny, surprisingly tender and classy romantic comedy.’
    • ‘It did well because there are very few well-written, smart, funny romantic comedies out there.’
    • ‘The film gets better as it goes on, but it turns into a rather conventional romantic comedy, and you can see the romantic pairing from miles away.’
    • ‘These characters cart around pleasing loads of emotional baggage for a romantic comedy, which makes the final half hour of cat-and-mouse games a huge letdown.’
    • ‘Like Stiller's supposed cleverness, it's too subtle, mostly just a hint—a shot at couching an otherwise plain, predictable romantic comedy in some kind of vague pseudo-intellectuallism.’
    • ‘I can enjoy a cheesy romantic comedy as much as the next girl, and I am absolutely blown away by some effects and stunts in action films.’
    • ‘A deliciously offbeat romantic comedy, Eternal Sunshine creates a story that not only tantilizes the mind and tickles the funny bone, but offers its own warped perspective on that crazy little thing called "love."’
    • ‘At any rate, I will eagerly anticipate the DVD release of this picture, because it's one of the most edgy romantic comedies I have seen in a long time, and one of three from that genre on this Top 10 list.’
    • ‘There are few romantic comedies in Australian cinema; few fully developed adult love stories, fewer still with happy endings.’
    • ‘It's been a while since Hollywood made a light romantic comedy.’
    • ‘On the other hand, wherein lies the films singular biggest failing, in a performance of remarkable naivety, the lead actress apparently thinks that she's making a straight romantic comedy.’
    • ‘This is a fantastic romantic comedy, exploring the serious side to a young relationship.’
    1. 1.1mass noun Romantic comedies as a genre of film or theatre.
      ‘romantic comedy is about the kind of love that turns everything upside down’
      • ‘The conventions of romantic comedy are parodied through the 'romance' between these two characters.’
      • ‘This film is romantic comedy at its sharpest and most sophisticated!’
      • ‘Romantic comedy is a genre mainly comprised of sappy, syrupy fare with few risks and fewer surprises.’
      • ‘Had the movie originally been treated as a studio comedy, I suspect a reptilian producer would've demanded that the cultural jokes either be more offensive or fit into a romantic comedy mold.’
      • ‘The romantic comedy rule book forbids them from expressing their feelings until the final scene, and so we endure them bantering like banshees while they figure out what everyone else already knows.’
      • ‘The producers know how to subvert the romantic-comedy genre to suit their needs, taking wry digs at the anxieties and expectations of both sexes.’
      • ‘Romantic comedy can come encased in a mystery intrigue.’
      • ‘Romantic comedy is devotedly urban.’
      • ‘The plot is set in motion by a classic romantic comedy device.’
      • ‘In multiplying these clashes between two stereotypical characters, this film understands the logic of romantic comedy better than the last Australian attempt at the genre.’
      • ‘These savage comedies invite a different kind of laughter from romantic comedy.’
      • ‘As usual in romantic comedy, wealth and status exist to be bestowed.’
      • ‘The 1990s brought back the genre of the light romantic comedy movies.’
      • ‘Even with too many cooks spoiling the broth, this film still manages to avoid most of the pitfalls of hackneyed romantic comedy thanks to its direction and the strength of its cast.’