dra·​me·​dy ˈdrä-mə-dē How to pronounce dramedy (audio)
: a comedy (such as a film or television show) having dramatic moments

Examples of dramedy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By Judy Berman June 7, 2024 7:00 AM EDT Hulu’s wonderful new dramedy Queenie opens with an overhead, medium close-up shot that puts viewers face-to-face with the show’s namesake heroine. Judy Berman, TIME, 7 June 2024 The Queen, the 2000 dramedy High Fidelity and 1988's Dangerous Liaisons. Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 6 June 2024 Curmudgeonly chef Tina began Hulu's award-winning dramedy as stubbornly resistant to Carmy's (Jeremy Allen White) vision for Chicagoland food spot The Beef. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 5 June 2024 The coming-of-age dramedy followed the members of the punk-rock band Lady Parts, young British Muslim women with different perspectives on faith, family, and identity bonding over writing and playing music together. Vulture Staff, Vulture, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for dramedy 

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Word History


blend of drama and comedy

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dramedy was in 1978

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“Dramedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramedy. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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