from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drama combining elements of tragedy and comedy.
- n. The genre made up of such works.
- n. An incident or situation having both comic and tragic elements.
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- n. A drama that combines elements of tragedy and comedy.
French tragicomédie, from Italian tragicommedia, from Late Latin tragicōmoedia, short for Latin tragicocōmoedia : tragicus, tragic; see tragic + cōmoedia, comedy; see comedy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)