Definition of tragicomedy
: a drama or a situation blending tragic and comic elements
Examples of tragicomedy in a sentence
The play is a tragicomedy about a man's search for love.
Origin and Etymology of tragicomedy
Middle French tragicomedie, from Old Italian tragicomedia, from Old Spanish, from Latin tragicomoedia, from tragicus + comoedia comedy
First Known Use: circa 1580
TRAGICOMEDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tragicomedy for English Language Learners
: a play, movie, situation, etc., that is both sad and funny
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