co·​me·​dic | \ kə-ˈmē-dik How to pronounce comedic (audio) \

Definition of comedic

1 : of or relating to comedy

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comedically \ kə-​ˈmē-​di-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce comedically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of comedic in a Sentence

She has a lot of comedic talent. a drama with comedic elements
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First Known Use of comedic

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jul 2020

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“Comedic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of comedic

: of, relating to, or like a comedy

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