Definition of Black comedy

1. Noun. Comedy that uses black humor.

Generic synonyms: Comedy



Definition of Black comedy

1. Noun. (alternative form of black humor) ¹

2. Noun. A film genre that uses black humor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Comedy

black cat
black cataract
black catechu
black chamber
black chanterelle
black chanterelles
black cherry
black cherry tree
black coal
black coals
black cock
black cocks
black coffee
black coffees
black cohosh
black comedy (current term)
black coral
black cottonwood
black currant
black cypress pine
black diamond
black disease
black drop effect
black duck
black dwarf
black dwarfs
black economy
black elder
black elderberry

Literary usage of Black comedy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... The black comedy - -. is too precipitously introduced —John Simon, New York, 22 Nov. 1971 in view of its precipitous demobilization — George F. Kennan, ..."

2. The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris, 1896-1898 by Frank Norris (1996)
"In late 1899 when he began composition of The Octopus, Norris's flair for "black comedy" was a thing of the past. Success had bred sobriety in that regard, ..."

3. The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris 1896-1898 by Frank Norris, Douglas K. Burgess, Joseph R. McElrath (1996)
"In late 1899 when he began composition of The Octopus, Norris's flair for "black comedy" was a thing of the past. Success had bred sobriety in that regard, ..."

4. Through Hell to Wisdom: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Dante Alighieri's by W. Frederick Zimmerman (2004)
"... in theform of “black comedy. “ What does that say about our society? Exercise XXXIII-4 “0, “ said I to him, “now art thou, too, dead? ..."

5. Mosca: A Factual Fictionby Richard Miller by Richard Miller (1997)
"Venue * "Interesting and entertaining ... a bizarre black comedy." Oxford Times * "Blackly comic and quite delirious. ..."

6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... The black comedy - -. is too precipitously introduced —John Simon, New York, 22 Nov. 1971 in view of its precipitous demobilization — George F. Kennan, ..."

7. The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris, 1896-1898 by Frank Norris (1996)
"In late 1899 when he began composition of The Octopus, Norris's flair for "black comedy" was a thing of the past. Success had bred sobriety in that regard, ..."

8. The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris 1896-1898 by Frank Norris, Douglas K. Burgess, Joseph R. McElrath (1996)
"In late 1899 when he began composition of The Octopus, Norris's flair for "black comedy" was a thing of the past. Success had bred sobriety in that regard, ..."

9. Through Hell to Wisdom: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Dante Alighieri's by W. Frederick Zimmerman (2004)
"... in theform of “black comedy. “ What does that say about our society? Exercise XXXIII-4 “0, “ said I to him, “now art thou, too, dead? ..."

10. Mosca: A Factual Fictionby Richard Miller by Richard Miller (1997)
"Venue * "Interesting and entertaining ... a bizarre black comedy." Oxford Times * "Blackly comic and quite delirious. ..."

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