Definition of tragicomedy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌtrædʒiˈkɒmədi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrædʒiˈkɑːmədi//
    [countable, uncountable] (pl. tragicomedies) Types of play
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  1. 1 a play that is both funny and sad; plays of this type See related entries: Types of play
  2. 2an event or a situation that is both funny and sad
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French tragicomédie or Italian tragicomedia, based on Latin tragicocomoedia, from tragicus (see tragic) + comoedia (see comedy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tragicomedy