dramedy

noun
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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Venus, a 2006 British dramedy written by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Roger Michell, starring Peter O’Toole as a frail old actor and Jodie Whittaker as the feisty young woman who becomes his companion. Noel Murray, The Verge, "This weekend, stream Venus, the breakthrough film for Doctor Who’s Thirteenth Doctor," 5 Oct. 2018 Disney has announced that Lilo & Stitch, the studio's wonderful animated family dramedy from 2002, will be the next film to get a live-action treatment. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, ""Lilo & Stitch" Is Disney's Next Live-Action Remake," 3 Oct. 2018 Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the band is working on a script for a romantic dramedy TV series based on a long distance relationship between an NYC college student and a singer-songwriter. Zoe Harris, Marie Claire, "The Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" Is Going to Be a TV Show," 7 Aug. 2018 New offerings at the specialty box office include Annapurna's dramedy Sorry to Bother You, about a black telemarketer in Oakland who adopts a white accent. Pamela Mcclintock, Billboard, "Box Office: 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Soaring to $80M-Plus U.S. Debut," 7 July 2018 There is a lot to love with Glow season 2, a definite improvement upon the Netflix dramedy’s already-great first season. refinery29.com, "If You Only Watch One Netflix Episode This Weekend, Make It This One From Glow," 6 July 2018 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

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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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