What does tragi-comedy mean?

tragi-comedy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition tragicomedy, "described as both severe and comic moments," 1570s, from Middle French tragicom


tragi-comedy meaning in General Dictionary

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.


tragi-comedy meaning in General Dictionary

(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.


Sentence Examples with the word tragi-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.

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