black comedy


Definition of 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

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First Known Use of black comedy

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for black comedy

translation of French comédie noire

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“Black comedy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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