Examples of tragicomedy in a Sentence
The play is a tragicomedy about a man's search for love.
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Iannucci refers to it as a tragicomedy, folding the horror of this world right up next to absurd comedy.
If this sounds a bit heady for a rollicking tragicomedy in which pratfalls and death throes are tumbled together, that is part of the play’s unusual scheme.
The December tragicomedy cost $11 million and made $45 million worldwide.
But while Iannucci whips up a fever-pitch frenzy, his film is not a farce, but a tragicomedy.
The steely words of Mildred Hayes, played by the immutable Frances McDormand in the bleak tragicomedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have never felt more pointed.
Or read Rebecca Fishbein’s tragicomedy about a Monday morning Q train that lost its way, twice, between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Monday brought the return of Felix Sater's name to the tragicomedy of American national politics.
After the unprecedented ill treatment of Judge Merrick Garland, all the pretend outrage and the faux nobility of purpose of the Gorsuch hearings transformed what should have been a Senate high note into a tragicomedy of double-meaning.
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Origin and Etymology of tragicomedy
First Known Use: circa 1580See Words from the same year
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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