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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A funny story with serious elements or overtones; A composition involving elements of both sadness and humor usually with the sadness predominating.

Usage examples (33)
  • Despite the rather grim scenario, Stanescu's self-described "tragicomedy" has much more humor than despair.
  • Such acts and scenes hath this tragicomedy of love.
  • A player told the press: It was like a tragicomedy.
  • As I See It; an unjoyous tragicomedy bastardization. for more
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