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trag·i·com·e·dy

 (trăj′ĭ-kŏm′ĭ-dē)
n. pl. trag·i·com·e·dies
1. A work of fiction, as a play, film, or novel, combining elements of tragedy and comedy.
2. The genre made up of such works.
3. An incident or situation having both comic and tragic elements.

[French tragicomédie, from Italian tragicommedia, from Late Latin tragicōmoedia, short for Latin tragicocōmoedia : tragicus, tragic; see tragic + cōmoedia, comedy; see comedy.]

trag′i·com′ic (-kŏm′ĭk), trag′i·com′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
trag′i·com′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tragicomic - of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedytragicomic - of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy; "a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama"
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
2.tragicomic - manifesting both tragic and comic aspectstragicomic - manifesting both tragic and comic aspects; "the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman
sad - experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
3.tragicomic - having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristicstragicomic - having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics; "her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"--Joseph Conrad
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
Translations

tragicomic

[ˈtrædʒɪˈkɒmɪk] ADJtragicómico

tragicomic

adjtragikomisch

tragicomic

[ˌtrædʒɪˈkɒmɪk] adjtragicomico/a
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