comic strip


Definition of comic strip

: a group of cartoons in narrative sequence

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Synonyms for comic strip


cartoon, comic, funny, strip

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Examples of comic strip in a Sentence

a comic strip that is beloved by both children and adults

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This new exhibition pays homage to the vivid role that these systems of mass transit have played in cartoons, comic strips, comic books and graphic novels from the 19th century through the present. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "9 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018 Even if memes and comic strips and greeting cards tell us otherwise. Heidi Stevens,, "This Mother's Day, let's stop pretending clean countertops bring us joy," 4 May 2018 Newspaper comic strips in general are having a tough time of it in the 2010s, thanks to the slow suffocation of the print industry. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Nancy, a 1930s comic strip, was the funniest thing I read in 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 Each level is like a comic strip in a way; there are recurring characters like grandpa and sister who have been recruited by mom to make sure the DS stays out of the boy’s hands. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Hidden My Game By Mom 3 continues the puzzle series’s offbeat charm," 7 Aug. 2018 The visual material is culled from comic strips, street demonstrations, Cuban movie posters and filmed be-ins; the technique encompasses collages, stick figure animations, shadow plays and kaleidoscopic special effects. New York Times, "In ‘The Color of Pomegranates,’ the Cinema of the Cryptic," 24 May 2018 For the uninitiated, Comic Chat turned plain-text chat rooms into black-and-white comic strips. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives," 13 Oct. 2018 Annie,’’ based on the ‘‘Little Orphan Annie’’ comic strip, opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,377 performances., "This day in history," 21 Apr. 2018 His father was a carpenter in a steel mill with a love of comic strips. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Steve Ditko, enigmatic comic artist and co-creator of ‘Spider-Man,’ dies at 90," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of comic strip

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of comic strip was in 1913

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English Language Learners Definition of comic strip

: a series of cartoon drawings that tell a story or part of a story

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Kids Definition of comic strip

: a series of cartoons that tell a story or part of a story

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to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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