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  • n. A subgenre of comedy and satire that deals with subjects that are believed to be serious or volatile, such as death, divorce, drug abuse, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect


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