Definition of comédie humaine in US English:

comédie humaine

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.

Pronunciation

comédie humaine

/kɒməˌdi uːˈmɛn/