seriocomic


se·rio·com·ic

adjective \ˌsir-ē-ō-ˈkä-mik\

Definition of SERIOCOMIC

:  having a mixture of the serious and the comic <a seriocomic novel>
se·rio·com·i·cal·ly \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of SERIOCOMIC

serious + -o- + comic
First Known Use: 1783

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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