humor that treats serious, frightening, or painful subject matter in a light or satirical way.
In fact, there's a sort of gallows humor that gets tossed around.
There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day.
It's honest and haunting and ripe with gallows humor.
He seldom complained, and he bolstered his courage with gallows humor.
It was the subject of gallows humor for hours that night.