humor that treats serious, frightening, or painful subject matter in a light or satirical way.
- Gallows humour
noun 1. sinister and ironic humour
noun 1. a gallows. noun 1. another name for gallows (sense 1)
/ˈɡɔːlˌsɪknɪs/ noun 1. a disease of cattle and sheep, caused by infection with rickettsiae of the genus Anaplasma, resulting in anaemia and jaundice Also called anaplasmosis
[gawl-stohn] /ˈgɔlˌstoʊn/ noun 1. an abnormal stonelike mass, usually of cholesterol, formed in the gallbladder or bile passages. /ˈɡɔːlˌstəʊn/ noun 1. (pathol) a small hard concretion of cholesterol, bile pigments, and lime salts, formed in the gall bladder or its ducts Also called bilestone n. 1758, from gall (n.1) + stone (n.). gallstone gall·stone (gôl’stōn’) […]