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 comedic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of comedic in a Sentence

She has a lot of comedic talent. a drama with comedic elements
Recent Examples on the Web So far, Dean Thomas serves only to moderate faculty squabbles with straight-faced diplomacy; one hopes the writers will take advantage of Brown's comedic talents in future episodes. Kristen Baldwin,, "John Stamos scores in heartfelt teen dramedy Big Shot: Review," 12 Apr. 2021 The final hurdle in the writers’ room was how to deal with Liza’s lie, which began as a rather comedic way for her to get hired in an ageist industry but then snowballed into something more serious. Kathryn Shattuck, New York Times, "‘Younger’ Departs a Covid-Free New York, a Fantasy to the End," 11 Apr. 2021 This blend of comedic genre thrills and social commentary is more than a little reminiscent of John Carpenter, early James Cameron, and Paul Verhoeven. Reid Mccarter, Wired, "Outriders Is Grinning Through the Apocalypse," 10 Apr. 2021 Emma Stone really does not get enough credit for her comedic acting range. Emma Specter, Vogue, "29 Thoughts I Had While Rewatching Friends With Benefits," 9 Apr. 2021 Like Maher, his monologue alternates between attempts at humor and stern lectures about politics and culture, though Maher is a comedic genius in comparison. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Is Gutfeld! the Worst Show on Television?," 8 Apr. 2021 That riff on the inconsequential by-standing, though, was comedic of intent, absurdistly so. Chris Jones,, "Review: ‘I, Banquo’ at Chicago Shakespeare Theater heaps bitterness on fate and ‘Macbeth’," 22 Mar. 2021 Their comedic chemistry and timing were apparent throughout the show’s tenure. Kisha Forde, Essence, "7 Roles That Made Us Fall In Love With Niecy Nash," 23 Feb. 2021 Zoom flubs brought comedic relief, like this ABC reporter who forgot to put on pants. Usa Today Staff, USA TODAY, "Good news in 2020? Yes, it's true! Here are 100 positive things that happened this year," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of comedic

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Apr 2021

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“Comedic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of comedic

: of, relating to, or like a comedy

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