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.
"There is pathos and black humour and the absurdity of war, but it is very respectful towards the soldiers.
I'M all for black humour but apparently the white variety is not funny any more, at least at the BBC it's not.
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.
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.
Others say black humour is a good way of helping Iraqis cope with the stress of violence.
Jatta is a teenage fantasy that has been written with black humour, detailed description and a multifarious plot that will have the reader engrossed to the very end.