from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dramatic composition in which serious and comic scenes are blended; a composition partaking of the nature of both tragedy and comedy, and of which the event is not unhappy, as Shakspere's “Measure for Measure.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a comedy with serious elements or overtones
- n. a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating
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