black comedy


: comedy that employs black humor
also : a situation or a series of events that resembles black comedy
his odyssey from illness to diagnosis was a black comedy Glenn Garelik

Word History


translation of French comédie noire

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of black comedy was in 1900

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“Black comedy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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