dra·​me·​dy | \ ˈdrä-mə-dē How to pronounce dramedy (audio) , ˈdra-\

Definition of dramedy

: a comedy (such as a film or television show) having dramatic moments

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Quirky New York dramedy from longtime collaborators Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock tackles the complications of parenting. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Before You Know It’ is a charming but messy take on family love," 5 Sep. 2019 An earnest and hilarious dramedy that finally gives Jillian Bell a role worthy of her gifts. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, "‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ sprints to the front of the line this week at the movies," 27 Aug. 2019 Striking a balance between those two genres—a bluntly violent crime thriller and a heightened workplace dramedy—is a difficult task. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Kitchen Can’t Figure Out What Kind of Gangster Film It Is," 9 Aug. 2019 The dramedy in which Miri attempts to restart her life is wrapped inside a mystery of what actually happened on the night of her arrest. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "The 24 Most Anticipated TV Shows of Fall 2019," 9 Aug. 2019 Living Room Fun fact: Two of the artworks over the mantel—drawn by Chicago artist Francine Turk—were featured in Jennifer Aniston’s apartment in the 2006 dramedy The Breakup. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Alison Victoria's Chicago House Is Even Better Than Anything You've Seen on HGTV," 5 Aug. 2019 Taking place in the American deep south in the '80s, the series will be a dramedy set in the world of music and dance where a young woman defies expectations and seeks out community and her own identity. Madeleine Fernando, Billboard, "John Legend to Co-Produce Amazon Series Inspired by Sandra Bullock's College Years," 11 June 2019 After Orange reinvigorated Lyonne’s career, she co-created and starred in her own idiosyncratic Netflix dramedy, Russian Doll. Time, "Orange Is the New Black Is the Decade's Most Important Show," 22 July 2019 Getty Images The season two finale of the NBC crime dramedy Good Girls left viewers at the edge of their seats, clutching their pearls, and downing Olivia Pope-sized glass of wine all at once. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "'Good Girls' Is Returning for an Explosive Third Season," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of dramedy

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dramedy

blend of drama and comedy

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