comico-tragical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “Adams citing Hatcher suggests Latin comico-tragicus inspired by Plautus' tragicocomoedia.”

Adjective[edit]

comico-tragical (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Combining comedy and tragedy; tragicomic. [late 16th C]

References[edit]

  • Valerie Adams (2014) Complex Words in English[1], page 144