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Both serious and comic.

se′ri·o·com′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌsɪərɪəʊˈkɒmɪk) or less commonly


mixing serious and comic elements
ˌserioˈcomically adv


(ˌsɪər i oʊˈkɒm ɪk)

also se`ri•o•com′i•cal,

partly serious and partly comic.
se`ri•o•com′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seriocomic - mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating; "a seriocomic novel"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"


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