co·​me·​dic kə-ˈmē-dik How to pronounce comedic (audio)
: of or relating to comedy
comedically adverb

Examples of comedic in a Sentence

She has a lot of comedic talent. a drama with comedic elements
Recent Examples on the Web The film is both a social satire and a comedic family drama. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2023 Forced into playing the straight man to Mitchell’s more flashy character, Thompson ends up explaining the wacky shenanigans happening instead of actually doing anything comedic. Murtada Elfadl, Variety, 23 Nov. 2023 Soon enough, though, the limitations of Fennell’s script become obstacles even Pike’s and Grant’s comedic instincts can’t overcome. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 But along with immersing audiences in the natural beauty and cultural quirks of American Samoan culture, Waititi’s comedic retelling of the 2011 documentary of the same name serves as an introduction to another of the island nation’s legacies: its third-gender community, known as fa’afafine. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 The seasoned actress harnessed her comedic and satiric chops for the campaign to execute the PSA. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 17 Nov. 2023 Many of the people whom director Rob Reiner has throwing bouquets during this documentary—Steven Spielberg, Larry David, Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien and Sharon Stone among them—are all more famous than Mr. Brooks, but genuflect before his comedic genius. John Anderson, WSJ, 9 Nov. 2023 This movie serves as a prime illustration of Jamie Foxx’s versatility in effortlessly embracing a spectrum of roles, seamlessly transitioning between the serious and comedic with finesse. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 7 Nov. 2023 The television personality is bringing his comedic sensibilities to the airwaves on SiriusXM James Corden is making his first big career move since wrapping up his role on The Late Late Show. Chris Barilla, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Comedic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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