Definition of seriocomic in English:

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seriocomic

Pronunciation: /ˌsirēōˈkämik/

adjective

Combining the serious and the comic; serious in intention but jocular in manner or vice versa: a telling seriocomic critique
More example sentences
  • They have a serio-comic essay in Slate about the divergent paths that former politicians take in the United States and Europe.
  • It begins as a serio-comic meditation on people's willingness to tolerate intimacy and accommodate the drives of their neighbours, before shifting into darker territory.
  • Col. Blimp is not really a war movie, since it has no battle scenes, other than one excellent serio-comic sword fight.

Derivatives

seriocomically

adverb
Example sentences
  • I almost always have a story of some incredibly bad behavior I’ve witnessed and usually end by serio-comically thanking her for raising me to be a good girl.
  • Each is at once elitist and popular, adept at serio-comically pressing the limits of the Spanish language's expressivity.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: se·ri·o·com·ic

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