seriocomic

[ UK /sˈi‍əɹɪəkˈɒmɪk/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    a seriocomic novel
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  • In his introduction to this collection, a former Rolling Stone editor Paul Scanlon writes about how the young Thompson used to enter their San-Francisco-based office "with a bowlegged quickstep, making the zigzagging seriocomic, dramatic entrance," then plop down his leather rucksack while wordlessly removing the contents, which "usually included something edible, like a grapefruit, a carton of Dunhills, a large police flashlight, a bottle of Wild Turkey and a can of liquid Mace. Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
  • a seriocomic novel
  • Fall's players keep it afloat with precision-tooled seriocomic performances. Times, Sunday Times
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