comic strip


Definition of comic strip

: a group of cartoons in narrative sequence

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Examples of comic strip in a Sentence

a comic strip that is beloved by both children and adults
Recent Examples on the Web In 2009, the company won a 20-year legal battle against the heirs of Stephen Slesinger, the comic strip impresario who bought the rights to Winnie-the-Pooh from Milne and later sold it to Disney. Anne Quito, Quartz, 29 Dec. 2021 The series is from Nickelodeon Animation Studio and is based on the children’s books and comic strip written and drawn by Lincoln Peirce. Katie Song, Variety, 14 Dec. 2021 The comic strip, aimed at readers ages 6 to 12, is a mix of word searches and other word puzzles; activities; and trivia. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Dec. 2021 In the 1960s, renowned inventor Athelstan Spilhaus featured his healthcare predictions in a comic strip, Our New Age. Robert Krajewski, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Barney Google and Spark Plug appeared as a comic strip as early as 1919. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2021 The musical, based on a 1920s comic strip, tells the timeless story of a cheerful orphan named Annie who wins over grumpy billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Harry Connick Jr.) while staying at his mansion for Christmas. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the show follows Annie, a young girl who lives in an orphanage and dreams of reuniting with her parents someday. Skyler Caruso,, 30 Nov. 2021 Things changed for LeBlanc at age 11, when a certain comic strip character entered her life, along with musical theater. Mary Colurso |, al, 26 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of comic strip

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of comic strip was in 1911

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14 Jan 2022

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“Comic strip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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