seriocomic
adjective Etymology: serious + -o- + comic Date: 1783 having a mixture of the serious and the comic <
a seriocomic novel
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seriocomically adverb

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  • seriocomic — 1749 (implied in seriocomical), a blend of serious + comic …   Etymology dictionary

  • seriocomic — [sir΄ē ō käm′ik] adj. partly serious and partly comic seriocomically adv …   English World dictionary

  • seriocomic — seriocomically, adv. /sear ee oh kom ik/, adj. partly serious and partly comic: a seriocomic play. Also, seriocomical. [1775 85; SERI(OUS) + O + COMIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • seriocomic — adjective Having both serious and comedic qualities or tendencies. Dont Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead is a seriocomic romp through the summer of a group of teenagers …   Wiktionary

  • seriocomic — adjective mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating a seriocomic novel • Syn: ↑seriocomical • Similar to: ↑humorous, ↑humourous …   Useful english dictionary

  • seriocomic — adj. having both serious and comic elements (as a play or novel) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seriocomic — se·rio·comic …   English syllables

  • seriocomic — se•ri•o•com•ic [[t]ˌsɪər i oʊˈkɒm ɪk[/t]] also se ri•o•com′i•cal adj. partly serious and partly comic • Etymology: 1775–85 se ri•o•com′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • seriocomic — /ˌsɪərioʊˈkɒmɪk/ (say .searreeoh komik) adjective partly serious and partly comic. Also, seriocomical. {seri(ous) + o + comic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • seriocomic seriocomical — humourous humourous adj. same as {humorous}; causing amusement or laughter. [Narrower terms: {bantering, facetious, tongue in cheek, witty ; {boisterous, knockabout, slapstick ; {buffoonish, clownish, zany}; {comic, comical, funny, laughable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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