[ UK /tɹˈæd‍ʒɪkˌɒmədi/ ]
  1. a comedy with serious elements or overtones
  2. a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating
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How To Use tragicomedy In A Sentence

  • It is not coincidental that tragicomedy has surfaced as a subgenre in war literature.
  • Unfortunately the formula that produces big laughs on screen is somewhat less amusing for the fans of this latter long-running tragicomedy.
  • Starring Dunham and her real-life family, Tiny Furniture is tragicomedy about what does and does not happen when you graduate with no skills, no love life, and a lot of free time. 2010 SXSW Film Festival Line-Up Announced; Includes CYRUS, MACGRUBER, GET LOW, and KICK-ASS –
  • Artistic features Measure for Measure has been perceived as an exceptionally complex and ‘dark’ comedy, or tragicomedy, mostly because of its peculiar structure and characterization.
  • This film could have been deadly earnest and full of moral fury, but the tone is the stuff of tragicomedy.
  • And maybe, I too, was a little worried about the performance: an ultramodern and forward-looking interpretation of a tragicomedy about emotional desperation.
  • His most recent graphic novel is pure tragicomedy.
  • Her chance came in this 15 th-century tragicomedy by Fernando de Rojas about a madam at a brothel who agrees to help a nobleman seduce a young virgin.
  • The terms black comedy and tragicomedy imply a mix of the mordant and the humorous.
  • But both tyrant and rake coexist in tragicomedy, as they do in Clarissa.
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