A tragicomedy is a drama that combines the elements of a tragedy and a comedy. It can be a tragedy with a happy ending or a tragedy with enough comic elements. This kind of drama may use humour while addressing a serious and important matter about human relations. It is the delivery of a tragic play in a humorous way. Comic or humour scenes are used to to lighten the tone and mood of the play
The reader of melodramas is held between laughter and sadness because he/she cries and laughs while watching a tragicomedy.