nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements, especially one in which a character suffers an irreparable loss.
- A comedy characterized by morbid or grimly satiric humor.