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black humor Explained

black humor at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Humor marked by the use of morbid, ironic, or grotesquely comic episodes that ridicule human folly. The term came into common use in the 1960s to describe the work of such novelists as J. Heller, whose Catch-22 (1961) is an outstanding example; K. Vonnegut, particularly in Slaughterhouse Five (1969); and T. Pynchon, in V (1963) and Gravity's Rainbow (1973). A film exemplar is S. Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove (1963). The term "black comedy" has been applied to some playwrights in the theater of the absurd, especially E. Ionesco.

black humor at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "black humor":
Atticism, agile wit, burlesque, caricature, comedy, dry wit,
esprit, farce, humor, irony, lampoon, nimble wit, parody,
pleasantry, pretty wit, quick wit, ready wit, salt, sarcasm,
satire, savor of wit, slapstick, slapstick humor, squib,
subtle wit, travesty, visual humor, wit

black humor at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

black humor
n : the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in
writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect [syn: {black

black humor at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* black humour


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  • Inter: uncountabl » e A subgenre of comedy and satire that deals with subjects that are believed to be serious or volatile, such as death, divorce, drug abuse, etc.


    * black comedy


    Inter: trans-top » subgenre of comedy
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|սեւ հումոր|tr=sew humor|sc=Armn
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|黑色幽默|tr=hēisè yōumò|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|černý humor|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|sort humor
    • Finnish: musta Inter: t+ » fi|huumori
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|humour noir|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|schwarzer Humor|m
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|μαύρο χιούμορ|n|tr=mávro chioúmor|sc=Grek
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ブラックユーモア|tr=burakkuyūmoa|sc=Jpan
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|czarny humor|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|чёрный юмор|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=čórnyj júmor
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|humor negro|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|svart humor

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * comedy
    • gallows humor
    • humor
    • tragicomedy

    Category: Category:en:Comedy -
    Translation: et » black humor
    Translation: fr » black humor
    Translation: kn » black humor
    Translation: pl » black humor