Definition of serio-comic in English:

serio-comic

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Pronunciation: /sɪərɪəʊˈkɒmɪk
 
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adjective

  • Combining the serious and the comic; serious in intention but humorous in manner or vice versa: a telling serio-comic critique
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    • 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

serio-comically

adverb
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  • 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.

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