dra·me·dy | \ˈdrä-mə-dē, ˈdra-\

Definition of dramedy 

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

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Alicia Silverstone stars in this half-hour dramedy set in the 1970s about a newly single mother of two trying to start over in a world that’s decades away from seeing the commercial appeal of a Beverly Hills housewife. Ellen Gray, Philly.com, "Summer TV: Dragon-free but still plenty to see," 6 June 2018 The dramedy stars the pair as friends in Los Angeles navigating unaccommodating colleagues and prickly relationships. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘This Close’ and ‘When We First Met’," 14 Feb. 2018 But at its core, the series is still very much a workplace dramedy, taking a collection of very different people and forcing them to collaborate. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Working Women of GLOW," 1 July 2018 But what about Killing Eve, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s new feminist contract-killer dramedy? Vogue, "The Sweeps, Surprises, and Snubs From the 2018 Emmy Nominations," 12 July 2018 The hourlong dramedy hails from ABC Studios, DJ Nash and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Grace Park Books First Series Regular Role Since Quitting 'Hawaii Five-0'," 27 June 2018 Throughout Season 2 of Glow, Betty Gilpin’s Debbie emerges as the Netflix dramedy’s most compelling, layered, and often frustrating character. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Glow's Betty Gilpin: "Even Women with $200 Lotion and Perfect Eyebrows Are Crying in Their Bathrooms"," 9 July 2018 An ex-con computer hacker falls in love with a grieving war widow in Jeremy Culver's romantic dramedy. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'No Postage Necessary': Film Review," 4 July 2018 Season 6 of the Emmy-winning Netflix prison dramedy finally has a premiere date. Joe Otterson, chicagotribune.com, "'Orange Is the New Black' sets Season 6 premiere date," 5 June 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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The first known use of dramedy was in 1978

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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