Definition of comédie noire in US English:

comédie noire

noun

  • Comedy which treats violent or macabre subject matter in a humorous or farcical manner.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Times. From French comédie noire from comédie + noire, feminine of noir.

Pronunciation

comédie noire

/kɒməˌdi ˈnwɑː/