Grim and ironic humor in a desperate or hopeless situation.
- A grim sense of humour - gallows humour - marks journalists' description of their situation.
- A 5-0 defeat and ridiculously inept performance meant he was a dead man walking and the supporters - sensing it - had indulged in grim gallows humour throughout that match.
- It is dramatically quite daring and it has got plenty of colour and humour in it - gallows humour, if you like.
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Syllabification: gal·lows hu·mor
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