- serio(us) + comic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The recital ended in seriocomic despair, with the rueful statement that "the impression I probably made on her darkened mind was, that it was the American custom to breakfast children on bread soaked in whisky instead of light Italian wine.”
“What Marshall is after is a kind of seriocomic panorama of working-class love and loneliness in the big city.”
“NY's Muslim punk scene comes under scrutiny in this seriocomic adaptation of Michael Muhammad Knight's 2003 novel.”
“Junot Diaz's also seriocomic, also Pulitzer-winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao initially focuses on Oscar -- a New Jersey-based, overweight, socially inept, nice-guy nerd smitten with comic books, Tolkien, Star Trek, and unavailable females.”
“The star of Middlesex is the gender-conflicted Calliope/Cal, but Jeffrey Eugenides' seriocomic 2002 novel is also an Ellis Island/melting-pot story.”
“But his almost seriocomic The Black Obelisk has several funny scenes that offer comic relief in the otherwise haunting, ominous tale set in 1923 Germany.”
“Rumpole fans can savor a bailiff's dozen of Rumpole's seriocomic adventures in "Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories" Viking, 502 pages, $30 .”
“Chris Rock examines the cultural relationship between African Americans and their hair in this seriocomic documentary.”
“In his introduction to this collection, a former Rolling Stone editor Paul Scanlon writes about how the young Thompson used to enter their San-Francisco-based office "with a bowlegged quickstep, making the zigzagging seriocomic, dramatic entrance," then plop down his leather rucksack while wordlessly removing the contents, which "usually included something edible, like a grapefruit, a carton of Dunhills, a large police flashlight, a bottle of Wild Turkey and a can of liquid Mace.”
“TNT's dramedy took some time to find its voice in its first season, but with a trio of Emmy-winning Everybody Loves Raymond vets Tucker Cawley, Lew Schneider and cocreator Mike Royce now on the writing staff, the show is settling into a pleasingly seriocomic tone.”
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