co·​me·​dic | \kə-ˈmē-dik \

Definition of comedic 

1 : of or relating to comedy

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Other Words from comedic

comedically \kə-​ˈmē-​di-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

Examples of comedic in a Sentence

She has a lot of comedic talent. a drama with comedic elements

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The siblings met up with their fellow Angelenos over cocktails before being ushered to dinner by comedic performer Morgan Bassichis. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "At Last Night’s Gala, the Hirshhorn Museum Celebrated Things in Twos," 6 Nov. 2018 Still, my character is often played with an accent and very broadly, in an over-the-top, comedic way. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "This Revival of Oklahoma! Is the Hottest Ticket in New York City," 30 Oct. 2018 Well, the app is a comedic political trivia game with cash prizes. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If she weren’t hosting ‘Full Frontal,’ Samantha Bee could see herself starting a foundation for refugees," 1 Oct. 2018 Netflix also has become a home for rising comedic talent such as Michelle Wolf, who recently premiered a show there. Joe Flint, WSJ, "Netflix Creating Comedy Radio Channel With SiriusXM," 18 July 2018 Netflix is reteaming with Charlie Covell for another darkly comedic series. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Netflix Orders Contemporary Greek Mythology Drama," 11 June 2018 In any case, the moment made headlines in Australia as a somewhat comedic ending to a serious news conference focusing on violent May Day protests in Paris, the Iran nuclear deal and China’s growing influence. Washington Post, "Australian first lady ‘flattered’ by ‘delicious’ description," 3 May 2018 Confrontation of all kinds is a key comedic element of Letterkenny, and not just because Canadians like a good donnybrook and have the capacity, male and female, to beat your ass solid while looking like the friendliest folks around. Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: 'Letterkenny' Is the Canadian Comedy You Didn't Know You Needed," 11 July 2018 Shaffer takes his pairing’s personalities and adds levels for dramatic and comedic effect. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Obama and Biden ride again (as detectives!) in the fun mystery, 'Hope Never Dies'," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of comedic

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of comedic was in 1639

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English Language Learners Definition of comedic

: of, relating to, or like a comedy

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