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Definitions for tragicomedy
ˌtrædʒ ɪˈkɒm ɪ ditragi·com·e·dy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tragicomedynoun

    a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating

  2. seriocomedy, tragicomedynoun

    a comedy with serious elements or overtones

Wiktionary

  1. tragicomedynoun

    A drama that combines elements of tragedy and comedy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tragicomedynoun

    A drama compounded of merry and serious events.

    Etymology: tragicomedie, Fr. from tragedy and comedy.

    On the world’s stage, when our applause grows high,
    For acting here life’s tragi-comedy,
    The lookers-on will say we act not well,
    Unless the last the former scenes excel. John Denham.

    The faults of that drama are in the kind of it, which is tragi-comedy; but it was given to the people. Dryden.

    We have often had tragi-comedies upon the English theatre with success: but in that sort of composition the tragedy and comedy are in distinct scenes. John Gay.

Wikipedia

  1. Tragicomedy

    Tragicomedy is a literary genre that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms. Most often seen in dramatic literature, the term can describe either a tragic play which contains enough comic elements to lighten the overall mood or a serious play with a happy ending. Tragicomedy, as its name implies, invokes the intended response of both the tragedy and the comedy in the audience, the former being a genre based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis and the latter being a genre intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter.

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  1. tragicomedy

    Tragicomedy is a genre of literature, theater, or film that blends elements of both tragedy and comedy. It typically involves serious or disastrous situations being treated with humor or being combined with humorous elements in order to subvert expectations, alleviate tension, or to provide a distinct perspective on the events. These stories typically have more balanced endings, neither overwhelmingly happy nor devastatingly sad. The intent of a tragicomedy is to provoke both laughter and contemplation or sorrow from the audience.

Wikidata

  1. Tragicomedy

    Tragicomedy is a literary genre that blends aspects of both tragic and comic forms. Most often seen in dramatic literature, the term can variously describe either a tragic play which contains enough comic elements to lighten the overall mood or, often, a serious play with a happy ending.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tragicomedy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tragicomedy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tragicomedy in a Sentence

  1. Henry Nguyen:

    It forced people who share common values and culture to pick sides, it's kind of like a tragicomedy.

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