in addition tragicomedy, "described as both severe and comic moments," 1570s, from Middle French tragicom
some sort of drama representing some activity by which severe and comic scenes are mixed; a composition partaking of this nature each of tragedy and comedy.
(n.) A type of crisis representing some activity in which serious and comic views are mixed; a composition partaking of this nature each of tragedy and comedy.
His Amphitryons is a free imitation of the Latin, yet thoroughly national in spirit and cast in the popular redondilha; the dialogue is spirited, the situations comic. King Seleucus derives from Plutarch and has a prose prologue of real interest for the history of the stage, while Filodemo is a clever tragi-comedy in verse with prose dialogues interspersed.