or dra·ma·dy

[drah-muh-dee, dram-uh‐]

noun, plural dra·me·dies.

a television program or series using both serious and comic subjects, usually without relying on conventional plots, laugh tracks, etc.

Origin of dramedy

blend of drama and comedy
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Contemporary Examples of dramedy

  • The network has been pushing its specific brand of dramedy programming (and action-comedies).

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British Dictionary definitions for dramedy


noun plural -dies

a television or film drama in which there are important elements of comedy

Word Origin for dramedy

C20: from dram (a) + (com) edy
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