tragi-comedy

Tragi-comedy

Trag`i-com"e*dy\, n. [Cf. F. tragicom['e]die, L. tragicocomoedia. See Tragic, and Comedy.] A kind of drama representing some action in which serious and comic scenes are blended; a composition partaking of the nature both of tragedy and comedy.

The noble tragi-comedy of "Measure for Measure." --Macaulay.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: tragi
Next Definition: tragi-comi-pastoral
Words Near: tragi-comedy
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for tragi-comedy
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing tragi-comedy
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature