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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements, especially one in which a character suffers an irreparable loss.
  • n. A comedy characterized by morbid or grimly satiric humor.

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  • n. a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor; a comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements

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