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tragicomedy

noun tragi·com·e·dy \ˌtra-ji-ˈkä-mə-dē\

: 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

  1. 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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