Definition of "tragi-comic" [trag•i-com•ic]

  • Of or pertaining to tragi-comedy; partaking of grave and comic scenes. (adjective)

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Use "tragi-comic" in a sentence
  • "Over the course of seven albums since 1996, they have quietly become one of the UK's most popular bands, adored for their exquisite pop sensibility and lyrics that not only owned a kind of tragi-comic precision but that were also sharply, sorrowfully beautiful."
  • "However tragi-comic his literary fumblings may be as he wrestles his young love on the sofa, he is most intent to keep her pure and untroubled by his lust."
  • "It is a breezy, edifying history which knits together compelling tragi-comic tales of boredom, stoic ingenuity and sheer courage far beyond the conventional heroic goodie v baddie narratives of such as Colditz and The Great Escape."