Definition of tragicomedian in English:

tragicomedian

noun

  • An actor who performs in a tragicomedy; (also) a comedian whose performances contain serious or sombre elements; (occasionally also) a writer or composer of tragicomedies.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Middleton (d. 1627), playwright. From tragi- + comedian, after tragicomedy.

Pronunciation

tragicomedian

/ˌtradʒɪkəˈmiːdɪən/