a humorous type of play that was popular in England during the time of the Restoration, which includes a lot of satire and jokes about people's social and sexual behaviour. Plays by Oliver Goldsmith and William Congreve are typical examples of Restoration comedy.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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