tragicomedy

play
noun tragi·com·e·dy \ ˌtra-ji-ˈkä-mə-dē \

Definition of tragicomedy

:a drama or a situation blending tragic and comic elements

Examples of tragicomedy in a Sentence

  1. The play is a tragicomedy about a man's search for love.

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Origin and Etymology of tragicomedy

Middle French tragicomedie, from Old Italian tragicomedia, from Old Spanish, from Latin tragicomoedia, from tragicus + comoedia comedy


TRAGICOMEDY Defined for English Language Learners

tragicomedy

play
noun

Definition of tragicomedy for English Language Learners

  • : a play, movie, situation, etc., that is both sad and funny


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