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seriocomic

[seer-ee-oh-kom-ik] /ˌsɪər i oʊˈkɒm ɪk/
adjective
1.
partly serious and partly comic:
a seriocomic play.
Also, seriocomical.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; seri(ous) + -o- + comic
Related forms
seriocomically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for seriocomically

seriocomic

/ˌsɪərɪəʊˈkɒmɪk/
adjective
1.
mixing serious and comic elements
Derived Forms
seriocomically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for seriocomically
seriocomic
1749 (implied in seriocomical), a blend of serious + comic.
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