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tragicomedy

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌtrædʒ.ɪˈkɒm.ə.di/ us    /-ˈkɑː.mə-/
a (type of) play or story that is both sad and funnyDrama and playsTypes of film, play, book etc.
tragicomic
adjective uk   /-ˈkɒm.ɪk/ us    /-ˈkɑː.mɪk/
Drama and plays
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