Definition of comédie humaine in English:

comédie humaine

Pronunciation /kɒməˌdi uːˈmɛn/

noun

  • The sum or scope of everyday human affairs, considered as an extended narrative; a literary portrait of this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Gentleman's Magazine. From French comédie humaine from comédie + humaine, feminine of humain.