Definition of sitcom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪtkɒm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtkɑːm//
(formal situation comedy) [countable, uncountable] TV shows
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a regular programme on television that shows the same characters in different amusing situations It’s America’s most popular sitcom. He has made the difficult leap from sitcom to the theatre. Wordfinderchat show, documentary, drama, game show, news, programme, quiz, reality TV, sitcom, television More Like ThisBlended or portmanteau wordsalcopop, breathalyser, bromance, brunch, chillax, chugger, docusoap, edutainment, greenwash, guesstimate, infomercial, mechatronics, metrosexual, mockney, motel, multiplex, pleather, podcast, robocall, simulcast, sitcom, smog, staycation, telethon, televangelist, workaholic See worksheet. See related entries: TV shows Word Origin1960s: abbreviation.
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