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view main entry for tragicomedynoun [countable] literature  /ˌtrædʒiˈkɑmədi/ 
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American English pronunciation: tragicomedyClick to listen to the pronunciation of tragicomedy

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  /ˌtrædʒiˈkɑmɪk/  adjective
American English pronunciation: tragicomicClick to listen to the pronunciation of tragicomic

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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