Meaning of serio-grotesque in English:

serio-grotesque

Pronunciation /ˌsɪərɪəʊɡrə(ʊ)ˈtɛsk/

noun

rare
  • That which is partly serious and partly grotesque.

adjective

rare
  • That is partly serious and partly grotesque.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From serio- + grotesque. Compare French sério-grotesque, adjective.