Tragi-comedy
Tragi-comedy Trag`i-com"e*dy, n. [Cf. F. tragicom['e]die, L. tragicocomoedia. See {Tragic}, and {Comedy}.] A kind of drama representing some action in which serious and comic scenes are blended; a composition partaking of the nature both of tragedy and comedy. [1913 Webster]

The noble tragi-comedy of ``Measure for Measure.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tragi-comedy — [[t]træ̱ʤi kɒ̱mədi[/t]] tragi comedies also tragicomedy N COUNT A tragi comedy is a play or other written work that is both sad and amusing …   English dictionary

  • tragi-comedy — Drama Dra ma (dr[aum] m[.a] or dr[=a] m[.a]; 277), n. [L. drama, Gr. dra^ma, fr. dra^n to do, act; cf. Lith. daryti.] 1. A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tragi-comedy — amusing play that also contains sad elements …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tragi-comedy — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tragi-comic — Trag i com ic, Tragi comical Trag i com ic*al, a. [Cf. F. tragi comique.] Of or pertaining to tragi comedy; partaking of grave and comic scenes. {Trag com ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Julian felt toward him that tragi comic sensation which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tragi-comical — Tragi comic Trag i com ic, Tragi comical Trag i com ic*al, a. [Cf. F. tragi comique.] Of or pertaining to tragi comedy; partaking of grave and comic scenes. {Trag com ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] Julian felt toward him that tragi comic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tragi — tragi; tragi·comedy; tragi·comic; tragi·comical; tragi·comically; …   English syllables

  • comedy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. satire, parody, burlesque, travesty; comedy of errors; tragi comedy; humor, wit, amusement. See drama. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. comic drama, burlesque, light entertainment; see drama 1 , 2 , parody .… …   English dictionary for students

  • comedy — Drama Dra ma (dr[aum] m[.a] or dr[=a] m[.a]; 277), n. [L. drama, Gr. dra^ma, fr. dra^n to do, act; cf. Lith. daryti.] 1. A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action, and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to depict a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tragi-comi-pastoral — Trag i com i pas tor*al, a. Partaking of the nature of, or combining, tragedy, comedy, and pastoral poetry. [R.] Gay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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