tragicomedy

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌtrædʒiˈkɒmədi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌtrædʒɪˈkɑmɪdi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(traj′i komi dē)

Inflections of 'tragicomedy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": tragicomedies

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
trag•i•com•e•dy /ˌtrædʒɪˈkɑmɪdi/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -dies. 
  1. Literaturea play that combines both tragedy and comedy.
  2. an incident of mixed tragic and comic character.
trag•i•com•ic /ˌtrædʒɪˈkɑmɪk/USA pronunciation  adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
trag•i•com•e•dy  (traj′i komi dē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -dies. 
  1. a dramatic or other literary composition combining elements of both tragedy and comedy.
  2. an incident, or series of incidents, of mixed tragic and comic character.
trag•i•com•ic (traj′i komi dē),USA pronunciation , trag′i•comi•cal, adj.  trag′i•com i•cal•ly, adv. 
  • Late Latin tragicōmoedia, syncopated variant of Latin tragicocōmoedia. See tragic, -o-, comedy
  • 1570–80;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tragicomedy /ˌtrædʒɪˈkɒmɪdɪ/ n ( pl -dies)
  1. a drama in which aspects of both tragedy and comedy are found
  2. an event or incident having both comic and tragic aspects
Etymology: 16th Century: from French, ultimately from Late Latin tragicōmoedia; see tragedy, comedy

ˌtragiˈcomic, ˌtragiˈcomical adj
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