tragi·​com·​ic | \ ˌtra-ji-ˈkä-mik How to pronounce tragicomic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly tragicomical \ ˌtra-​ji-​ˈkä-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce tragicomic (audio) \

Definition of tragicomic

1 : of, relating to, or resembling tragicomedy
2 : manifesting both tragic and comic aspects

Examples of tragicomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tragicomic series is produced by X Filme Creative Pool and VIS, created and written by award-winning filmmaker Dani Levy (Alles auf Zucker!, Die Känguru-Chroniken), who directs together with Johannes Naber (Curveball, Zeit der Kannibalen). Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 June 2022 An ensemble piece that starts slow before steadily getting pulled along by its gentle road-movie engine, Broker is led with immense warmth by Parasite’s tragicomic patriarch Song Kang-ho. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 May 2022 Hader, a passionate cinephile with a keen eye for tragicomic details and action choreography, directed the first two episodes of the new season. NBC News, 21 Apr. 2022 Voormann witnessed a tragicomic scene as John, dressed as a cleaning woman and knocking over mike stands, worked through his grief. The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2022 But Atlanta's confident vision is reaching into the outer edges of tragicomic wonder. Darren Franich,, 8 Apr. 2022 Morisseau renders each scene in her distinctive empathetic, tragicomic style. New York Times, 10 Mar. 2022 Schnittke calls for the lights to slowly dim on this tragicomic ending. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2022 And Meat played the tragicomic biker’s love song to the hilt. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tragicomic

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tragicomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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