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

Examples of dramedy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oh stars in a new dramedy about the trials and tribulations of a college professor who is not only the first woman chair of her department but also one of the few faculty members of color at a prestigious university. cleveland, 14 Sep. 2021 The dramedy follows three neighbors who form an unlikely friendship after the death of a tenant in their luxurious New York City apartment building. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 31 Aug. 2021 Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender person to earn a Primetime Emmy nomination for her portrayal of inmate Sophia Burset in Netflix's dramedy that centered on the diverse population of a minimum-security women's prison. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, 15 June 2021 Before Anne Hathaway got to step into the Chanel boots of Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada, many were vying for Rachel McAdams to play the starring role in the 2006 dramedy. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 14 June 2021 Wendy Crewson and Sarah Sutherland also star in this 2020 Canadian mystery-dramedy written and directed by Evan Morgan. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021 Younger The frequently provocative dramedy ends its run after seven seasons. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2021 On Monday, more than a month after releasing an explosive season 3 teaser trailer, HBO announced that the popular dramedy will return in October. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 23 Aug. 2021 The dramedy consists of only six half-hour episodes, all dropping tomorrow. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 19 Aug. 2021

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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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8 Oct 2021

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“Dramedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramedy. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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