Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to tragicomedy; characterized by both serious and comic scenes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to tragi-comedy; partaking of grave and comic scenes.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
- adj. having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
- adj. manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
“Over the course of seven albums since 1996, they have quietly become one of the UK's most popular bands, adored for their exquisite pop sensibility and lyrics that not only owned a kind of tragi-comic precision but that were also sharply, sorrowfully beautiful.”
“However tragi-comic his literary fumblings may be as he wrestles his young love on the sofa, he is most intent to keep her pure and untroubled by his lust.”
“It is a breezy, edifying history which knits together compelling tragi-comic tales of boredom, stoic ingenuity and sheer courage far beyond the conventional heroic goodie v baddie narratives of such as Colditz and The Great Escape.”
“There is a tragi-comic episode where Christopher borrows 1,000 Pounds from Kathleen to give to a Belgium lawyer to pay for an ill conceived plan to bribe Mexican officials for residence papers.”
“As for Britain, the tragi-comic saga is a useful occasion to dwell on how all this was allowed to come to pass.”
“If you hurry to the Broad Stage before April 24, you might just catch the best Merchant of your life -- The Merchant of Venice, that is, Shakespeare's tragi-comic masterpiece, often performed, but rarely performed well.”
“Eventually I formulated a plot in which all four characters were entwined in a tragi-comic bi-sexual love story loosely based on Othello.”
“He was cricket mad and his obit in the 1978 Wisden didn't even mention the theatre, just a crushing tragi-comic, three-liner weepie.”
“I guess you will next be pushing for the break up of the Congo, the breakup of Nigeria, the breakup of Ethiopia, all the way down to the breakup of that colonial tragi-comic tiny strip of land, the Gambia.”
“FLYSWATTER the break up of the Congo, the breakup of Nigeria, the breakup of Ethiopia, all the way down to the breakup of that colonial tragi-comic tiny strip of land, the Gambia.”
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