tragicomedy

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French tragicomédie, from Italian tragicommedia, from Late Latin tragicomoedia, contraction of tragicocomoedia (Plautus), from Latin tragicus (tragic) comoedia (comedy).

Noun[edit]

tragicomedy (countable and uncountable, plural tragicomedies)

  1. (uncountable) The genre of drama that combines elements of tragedy and comedy.
  2. (countable) A drama that combines elements of tragedy and comedy.

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