adjective com·i·cal \ˈkä-mi-kəl\

: causing laughter especially by being unusual or unexpected

Full Definition of COMICAL

obsolete :  of or relating to comedy
:  causing laughter especially because of a startlingly or unexpectedly humorous impact <wearing a comical expression>
com·i·cal·i·ty \ˌkä-mi-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
com·i·cal·ly \ˈkä-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of COMICAL

  1. I must have looked comical in that big hat.
  2. The way they argue is almost comical.

First Known Use of COMICAL

15th century

Synonym Discussion of COMICAL

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>.
COMICAL Defined for Kids


adjective com·i·cal \ˈkä-mi-kəl\

Definition of COMICAL for Kids

:  1funny 1, ridiculous <a comical sight>
com·i·cal·ly adverb


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