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 John Stamos stars in a one-hour dramedy from TV veteran David E. Kelley. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "A Full List of Every New Disney+ Show Available on and Planned for the Disney+ Streaming Service," 6 Oct. 2020 The announcement comes less than a month after news broke that YouTube had released the series back to Sony Pictures Television, which produces the half-hour dramedy. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Cobra Kai moves to Netflix for season 3," 22 June 2020 Released on September 22, 1995, the dramedy takes place during one workday at a beloved indie record store under threat of going corporate. Shelli Nicole, Marie Claire, "'Empire Records' Helped Me Understand My Queerness," 22 Sep. 2020 Donald Glover’s gorgeous and lyrical dramedy follows Earn, an aspiring music manager trying to facilitate his cousin’s burgeoning rap career, figure things out with his on-again off-again girlfriend, raise his daughter and just kind of … hatch. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "I Watched ‘Fleabag.’ I Watched ‘Insecure.’ What’s Next?," 22 Sep. 2020 Euphoria and Kissing Booth star Jacob Elordi has new romantic dramedy coming to theaters on Oct. 16 — and bring your tissues, because this one's a tearjerker. Gillian Telling, PEOPLE.com, "Watch Jacob Elordi Introduce His Upcoming Film 2 Hearts (Coming to Theaters!)," 18 Sep. 2020 An inevitable trope of the teenage dramedy is being caught masturbating by your parents. Flora Tsapovsky, SFChronicle.com, "Amid pandemic isolation, audio erotica is having a moment," 11 Sep. 2020 Apples' Greek director Christos Nikou's feature debut is an allegorical dramedy with a timely bent. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "The best movies we saw at Toronto Film Festival, ranked (including 'One Night in Miami')," 11 Sep. 2020 Her Smell — the 2019 dramedy about a destructive, fictional ‘90s rockstar named Becky Something played by Elisabeth Moss — also helped Bognanno get out of her own head. Ilana Kaplan, EW.com, "How Alicia Bognanno found peace, let go, and made a new Bully album," 21 Aug. 2020

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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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19 Oct 2020

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“Dramedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramedy. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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