black humour

black humour
"черный юмор"

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  • black humour — Humour 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 novelists such as Joseph Heller, whose Catch 22 (1961) is an outstanding… …   Universalium

  • black humour — n [U] jokes or funny stories that deal with the unpleasant parts of human life …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • black humour — /blæk ˈhjumə/ (say blak hyoohmuh) noun humour which has as its theme the darker side of life. Also, black humor …   Australian-English dictionary

  • black humour — noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect • Syn: ↑black humor • Topics: ↑drama • Hypernyms: ↑expressive style, ↑style …   Useful english dictionary

  • black humour — noun (U) jokes, funny stories etc that deal with the unpleasant parts of human life …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Black comedy — This article is about the genre. For situation comedies featuring a predominantly African American cast, see Black sitcom. For the play by Peter Shaffer, see Black Comedy (Play). Black Humor redirects here. For the Spanish film, see Black Humor… …   Wikipedia

  • humour — /hyooh meuhr/, n., v.t., Chiefly Brit. humor. Usage. See or1. * * * I (Latin; fluid ) In early Western physiological theory, one of the four body fluids thought to determine a person s temperament and features. As hypothesized by Galen, the four… …   Universalium

  • black — [[t]blæ̱k[/t]] ♦ blacker, blackest, blacks, blacking, blacked 1) COLOUR Something that is black is of the darkest colour that there is, the colour of the sky at night when there is no light at all. She was wearing a black coat with a white collar …   English dictionary

  • humour — hu|mour1 BrE humor AmE [ˈhju:mə US ˈhju:mər, ˈju: ] n [U] 1.) the ability or tendency to think that things are funny, or funny things you say that show you have this ability ▪ his humour and charm ▪ Greg s feeble attempt at humour ▪ English… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • black humor — noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect • Syn: ↑black humour • Topics: ↑drama • Hypernyms: ↑expressive style, ↑style * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • black — blackish, adj. blackishly, adv. blackishness, n. /blak/, adj., blacker, blackest, n., v., adv. adj. 1. lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it. 2. characterized by absence of light; enveloped in …   Universalium

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