seriocomic


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se·ri·o·com·ic

 (sîr′ē-ō-kŏm′ĭk)
adj.
Both serious and comic.


se′ri·o·com′i·cal·ly adv.
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seriocomic

(ˌsɪərɪəʊˈkɒmɪk) or less commonly

seriocomical

adj
mixing serious and comic elements
ˌserioˈcomically adv
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se•ri•o•com•ic

(ˌsɪər i oʊˈkɒm ɪk)

also se`ri•o•com′i•cal,



adj.
partly serious and partly comic.
[1775–85]
se`ri•o•com′i•cal•ly, adv.
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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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Translations

seriocomic(al)

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