noun, plural trag·i·com·e·dies.
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Origin of tragicomedy
OTHER WORDS FROM tragicomedytrag·i·com·ic [traj-i-kom-ik], /ˌtrædʒ ɪˈkɒm ɪk/, trag·i·com·i·cal, adjectivetrag·i·com·i·cal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for tragicomedy
He has delivered a tragicomic moral blowtorch worthy of Swift.
The tragicomic futility built into these endless rounds of “What if?”The JFK Assassination: The Long Weekend That Never Ended|Malcolm Jones|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet beneath the gags and one-liners that pepper You Will Meet, a tragicomic pessimism is clearly obvious.
It is a tragicomic drama in three acts, each winding up with a coup de thtre, always the same and always foreseen.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
British Dictionary definitions for tragicomedy
noun plural -dies
- a drama in which aspects of both tragedy and comedy are found
- the dramatic genre of works of this kind