seriocomic

[seer-ee-oh-kom-ik]
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adjective

partly serious and partly comic: a seriocomic play.

Nearby words

  1. serigraphy,
  2. serin,
  3. serine,
  4. seringa,
  5. seringapatam,
  6. serious,
  7. serious-minded,
  8. seriously,
  9. seriousness,
  10. seriplane

Sometimes se·ri·o·com·i·cal.

Origin of seriocomic

First recorded in 1775–85; seri(ous) + -o- + comic

Related formsse·ri·o·com·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for seriocomic

seriocomic

less commonly seriocomical

adjective

mixing serious and comic elements
Derived Formsseriocomically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for seriocomic

seriocomic

adj.

also serio-comic, 1749 (implied in seriocomical), a blend of serious + comic.

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