comic relief


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comic relief

n.
A humorous or farcical interlude in a serious literary work or drama, especially a tragedy, intended to relieve the dramatic tension or heighten the emotional impact by means of contrast.

com′ic relief′


n.
1. an amusing scene or incident in a serious or tragic setting, as in a play, providing temporary relief from tension or dramatic action.
2. relief from tension caused by the introduction of a comic element.
[1815–25]
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comic relief

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This was the comic relief of an absurdly dramatic situation.
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This year the company has pledged to raise PS250,000 through the sale of the Comic Relief frames which cost just PS2, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the charity.They will be available to buy in stores and, for the first time, the Comic Relief website.