Simple Definition of tragicomedy
: a play, movie, situation, etc., that is both sad and funny
Full Definition of tragicomedy
: a drama or a situation blending tragic and comic elements
Examples of tragicomedy
The play is a tragicomedy about a man's search for love.
Origin of tragicomedy
Middle French tragicomedie, from Old Italian tragicomedia, from Old Spanish, from Latin tragicomoedia, from tragicus + comoedia comedy
First Known Use: circa 1580
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