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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This particular one is a 1995 dramedy directed by rom-com god Rob Reiner, and stars Annette Bening as an environmental crusader who starts going out with the President of the United States (Michael Douglas). Marie Claire, "The 17 Best Movies on HBO Go to Watch Right Now," 28 Feb. 2019 Yorgos Lanthimos/Fox Searchlight Hear me out: There is absolutely a case to be made that Yorgos Lanthimos’ bizarre, brilliant costume dramedy The Favourite is a romantic comedy. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "What Is The Favourite Movie About? It's a Rom-Com of a Sort," 23 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, over on Netflix, one of the season's biggest hits was Like Father, a quiet dramedy about a woman (Kristen Bell) reuniting with her estranged father (Kelsey Grammer) written and directed by Lauren Miller Rogen. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "How Like Father Became Netflix's Unexpected Hit of the Summer," 21 Aug. 2018 The family dramedy is not all heart-wrenching fights and impossible issues. Katie Walsh, The Seattle Times, "‘Instant Family’: a heartwarming and hilarious adoption tale with Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne," 14 Nov. 2018 The half-hour dramedy, which began its run as a fun look at the weirdness of casual dating (especially online), quietly became one of the most interesting, introspective relationship series on TV. Pilot Viruet, The Verge, "The 12 best overlooked TV shows of 2018," 14 Dec. 2018 The half-hour cable dramedy has become television's most consistent expression of experimental film techniques, its own little exercise in 21st-century new-wave cinema. Hank Stuever, chicagotribune.com, "After all the praise and hype, what if 'Atlanta' is just a great show about the human condition?," 1 Mar. 2018 In January 2017, the network ordered a full season as an hourlong dramedy, but two months after that, the series moved to sibling network Paramount Network without explanation. Graeme Mcmillan, The Verge, "The TV reboot of Heathers was doomed from the start," 31 Oct. 2018 The pair are taking that in for their upcoming dramedy with Apple. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Anniston Are Named TV's Highest Paid Actresses," 31 Oct. 2018

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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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