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1comic

adjective com·ic \ˈkä-mik\

: of or relating to a comedy

: causing laughter or amusement

Full Definition of COMIC

1
:  of, relating to, or marked by comedy <a comic actor>
2
:  causing laughter or amusement :  funny <a comic monologue>
3
:  of or relating to comic strips <the newspaper's comic section>
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Examples of COMIC

  1. The drama has some comic moments.
  2. His comic timing is impeccable.
  3. The scene was included for comic effect.

Origin of COMIC

Latin comicus, from Greek kōmikos, from kōmos revel
First Known Use: 1576

Synonym Discussion of COMIC

laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, comic, comical mean provoking laughter or mirth. laughable applies to anything occasioning laughter <laughable attempts at skating>. ludicrous suggests absurdity that excites both laughter and scorn <a thriller with a ludicrous plot>. ridiculous suggests extreme absurdity, foolishness, or contemptibility <a ridiculous display of anger>. comic applies especially to what arouses thoughtful amusement <a comic character>. comical applies to what arouses spontaneous hilarity <a comical hat>.

2comic

noun

: a person who performs in front of an audience and makes people laugh by telling jokes or funny stories or by acting in a funny way

the comics : the comic strips in a newspaper : the part of a newspaper that has comic strips

Full Definition of COMIC

1
:  comedian <a stand-up comic>
2
:  the comic element
3
a :  comic strip
b :  comic book
c plural :  the part of a newspaper devoted to comic strips

Examples of COMIC

  1. <posted an especially funny comic by the watercooler>
  2. <a celebrated humorist who, without fail, could find the comic in even the most mundane of situations>

First Known Use of COMIC

1581
COMIC Defined for Kids

comic

adjective com·ic \ˈkä-mik\

Definition of COMIC for Kids

1
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of comedy
2
:  1funny 1

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