seriocomical

seriocomic

[seer-ee-oh-kom-ik]
adjective
partly serious and partly comic: a seriocomic play.
Also, seriocomical.


Origin:
1775–85; seri(ous) + -o- + comic

seriocomically, adverb
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seriocomic or seriocomical (ˌsɪərɪəʊˈkɒmɪk)
 
adj
mixing serious and comic elements
 
seriocomical or seriocomical
 
adj
 
serio'comically or seriocomical
 
adv

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seriocomic
1749 (implied in seriocomical), a blend of serious + comic.
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