Definition of heroi-comic in US English:

heroi-comic

adjective

  • Involving a combination of heroic and comic elements; specifically designating poetry or other literature which humorously imitates the heroic style, especially in dealing with mundane or ridiculous subject matter.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Ozell (d. 1743), translator. From hero + -i- + comic, after French héroïcomique.

Pronunciation

heroi-comic

/hɪˌrəʊɪˈkɒmɪk/