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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling tragicomedy in having both tragic and comic aspects.

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Examples

  • - What kind of tragicomic liar social climbs by pretending to be Irish?

    Chris Kelly: My Daughter's on the No Fly List

  • "" The Man Who '' is a kind of tragicomic variety show, in which dysfunction becomes both heartbreaking and hilarious.

    A Tragicomic Variety Show

  • We can speculate, however, that the story of Pericles 'separation from and eventual reunion with wife and daughter was just the kind of tragicomic dream to give Shakespeare the chance to express, in a play, the sorts of feelings that a man might have in rejoining his wife and daughter after so long a separation.

    Shakespeare

  • In the liner notes I mention Cornel West, who sort of re-purposed the term "tragicomic" to describe the sensibility born of African Americans 'encounter with the absurd, specifically the extreme cruelties visited upon them in the first centuries of American life.

    RVABlogs

  • But there were two bits of the commentary which really cracked me up (well one cracked me up and the other made me laugh in that kind of tragicomic-head-in-hands type way).

    Csíkszereda musings

  • "tragicomic" is the best way to describe this beautiful novel about the long distance two people can live from one another, even if they are under the same roof.

    Popnography

  • These tragicomic tales often invoke a Sarajevo that is physically absent but psychologically present and describe other psychic and geographic displacements.

    2009 September 18 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • An energetic cast, headed by the unsinkable Helen Mirren as deposed Milanese royalty Prospera (here given a change of gender), cavorts through a digitally enhanced version of the Bard's tragicomic tale of exile, shipwreck, old wounds and young love set on a remote island.

    The Best of the Fest

  • The incident was caught on CCTV – 16 minutes of tragicomic footage of Mrs Hemming, crawling around on her hands and knees outside the house, standing in the kitchen, then going off with the cat.

    Stealing a kitten is not the only cruelty here | Barbara Ellen

  • That last complaint is tragicomic given that Memphis schools typically rank among the nation's five worst with fewer than half of black males graduating from high school.

    Tennessee's Chamber Maids

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