black humour


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Noun1.black humour - the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
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black humour

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But I have now your assurance at my back, and shall put it in my book, and make it an antidote to my black humours.
Crisparkle, 'as will induce you before long to consign the black humours to the flames.
Understanding nuclear war from movies, books and grainy videos of kids hiding ineffectually under desks, we've seen it mostly through two prisms: black humour and camp.
DAMNED Tue C4 10pm NEW SERIES If there's one thing Jo Brand loves - other than a good sponge cake on The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice - it's black humour.
This week, 49-year-old Paul updated me on his current fundraising, and did so with a black humour typical of a doughty fighter.
A lot of Captain Fantastic feels like indie by numbers but, overall, its blend of black humour, idiosyncratic characters and intelligence makes for a winning formula.
Bold colour, repetition and black humour create a nightmarish and unique world.
Hopefully, any fans dreading the new season can take heart from the black humour of American football fan Scott E Entsminger, who passed away recently.
Efficient but empty and designed for the gore-ismore brigade, the original's spirit, inventiveness and black humour are nowhere to be seen.
It may be unoriginal, but it's an enjoyable enough British chiller, with lashings of black humour in among the blood and gore.
A study of racial prejudice in America, the play by Bruce Norris received praise for its rich characters and black humour.