heroicomic
or heroicomical adjective Etymology: French héroïcomique, from héroïque heroic + comique comic Date: 1756 comic by being ludicrously noble, bold, or elevated

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  • Heroicomic — He ro*i*com ic, Heroicomical He ro*i*com ic*al, a. [Cf. F. h[ e]ro[ i]comigue. See {Heroic}, and {Comic}.] Combining the heroic and the ludicrous; denoting high burlesque; as, a heroicomic poem. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heroicomic — /hi roh i kom ik/, adj. blending heroic and comic elements: a heroicomic poem. Also, heroicomical. [1705 15; HEROI(C) + COMIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • heroicomic — he·roi·comic …   English syllables

  • heroicomic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heroicomical — Heroicomic He ro*i*com ic, Heroicomical He ro*i*com ic*al, a. [Cf. F. h[ e]ro[ i]comigue. See {Heroic}, and {Comic}.] Combining the heroic and the ludicrous; denoting high burlesque; as, a heroicomic poem. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heroicomical — adjective see heroicomic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • heroicomical — adjective see heroicomic …   Useful english dictionary

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