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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In this crime dramedy, Paulo is a criminal pretending to be a reverend and really not enjoying it. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 1 Jan. 2023 Michael Cera, Laura Benanti and Michael Rapaport also star in the dramedy, which has been renewed for a second season. Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2022 Hearts are warmed and tears jerked in this endearing dramedy that was a hit at Sundance Film Festival. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2022 In the young-adult dramedy, Rapp plays Leighton Murray, a posh member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the fictional Essex College who begins to openly date women for the first time in Season 2 after coming out as gay to her roommates. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2022 Rachel McAdams, Benny Safdie, and Kathy Bates star in this coming-of-age dramedy. Shannon Carlin, Time, 16 Dec. 2022 Dano's turn in this family dramedy is one of the definitive angsty teen characters of the 2000s. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 6 Dec. 2022 In this romantic dramedy, an Indian-American high school student struggles to deal with her father's sudden death. Hannah Kerns, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2022 In the prize-winning dramedy, Patton Oswalt plays Chuck, a bumbling ne’er-do-well–online-chess-cheater father who has become estranged from his troubled 30-something son, Franklin (played by writer-director-co-star James Morosini). Vulture, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 30 Jan. 2023.

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