n. pl. trag·i·com·e·dies
1. A work of fiction, as a play, film, or novel, combining elements of tragedy and comedy.
2. The genre made up of such works.
3. An incident or situation having both comic and tragic elements.
[French tragicomédie, from Italian tragicommedia, from Late Latin tragicōmoedia, short for Latin tragicocōmoedia : tragicus, tragic; see TRAGIC + cōmoedia, comedy; see COMEDY.]
trag′i·comic (-kŏmĭk), trag′i·comi·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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