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 for tragi-comedy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tragi-comedy \Trag`i-com"e*dy\, n. [Cf. F. tragicom['e]die, L.
     tragicocomoedia. See Tragic, and Comedy.]
     A kind of drama representing some action in which serious and
     comic scenes are blended; a composition partaking of the
     nature both of tragedy and comedy.
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           The noble tragi-comedy of "Measure for Measure."
                                                    --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster] Tragi-comic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drama \Dra"ma\ (dr[aum]"m[.a] or dr[=a]"m[.a]; 277), n. [L.
     drama, Gr. dra^ma, fr. dra^n to do, act; cf. Lith. daryti.]
     1. A composition, in prose or poetry, accommodated to action,
        and intended to exhibit a picture of human life, or to
        depict a series of grave or humorous actions of more than
        ordinary interest, tending toward some striking result. It
        is commonly designed to be spoken and represented by
        actors on the stage.
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              A divine pastoral drama in the Song of Solomon.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. A series of real events invested with a dramatic unity and
        interest. "The drama of war." --Thackeray.
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              Westward the course of empire takes its way;
              The four first acts already past,
              A fifth shall close the drama with the day;
              Time's noblest offspring is the last. --Berkeley.
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              The drama and contrivances of God's providence.
                                                    --Sharp.
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     3. Dramatic composition and the literature pertaining to or
        illustrating it; dramatic literature.
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     Note: The principal species of the drama are tragedy and
           comedy; inferior species are tragi-comedy,
           melodrama, operas, burlettas, and farces.
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     The romantic drama, the kind of drama whose aim is to
        present a tale or history in scenes, and whose plays (like
        those of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others) are stories
        told in dialogue by actors on the stage. --J. A. Symonds.
        Dramatic

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "tragicomedy":
     Thalia, arlequinade, black comedy, broad comedy, burlesque,
     burletta, camp, comedie bouffe, comedie larmoyante, comedie rosse,
     comedietta, comedy, comedy ballet, comedy of humors,
     comedy of ideas, comedy of intrigue, comedy of manners,
     comedy of situation, comedy relief, comic muse, comic opera,
     comic relief, dark comedy, domestic comedy, exode, farce,
     farce comedy, genteel comedy, harlequinade, high camp,
     light comedy, low camp, low comedy, mime, musical, musical comedy,
     opera buffa, raw comedy, realistic comedy, romantic comedy,
     satyr play, sentimental comedy, situation comedy, slapstick,
     slapstick comedy
  
  

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