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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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 Donald Trump, for me, is like a character from a comics strip. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "European Union residents, many Harley fans, opine about Trump and tariffs," 5 July 2018 The comic strip was distributed in newspapers nationwide a few years later. Washington Post, "‘Archie’ artist honored with statue by his hometown," 4 July 2018 The exhibit includes original comic strips, photographs and reflections from Schulz’s wife Jean, their children, and close friends. Sarah Maiellano, USA TODAY, "Best museum exhibits in the U.S. this spring," 3 Apr. 2018 Perhaps not coincidentally, Roth was a close friend of the painter Philip Guston, who made a similar journey from being an abstract expressionist in the 1950s to working in a more pop style in the manner of early comic strips. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Philip Roth, the Mandarin Joker," 23 May 2018 Garfield's starred in two major movies, a handful of video games, a live musical and, of course, thousands and thousands of comic strips that are read by millions of people every day. Justin Jacobs, Indianapolis Star, "Do all funny, cute, famous cats come from Indiana? We think so.," 17 May 2018 During his 72-year career, cartoonist Rube Goldberg produced more than 50,000 drawings and thousands of comic strips. Emily Wilson, Smithsonian, "The Story Behind Rube Goldberg’s Complicated Contraptions," 1 May 2018 The museum, in Santa Rosa, houses thousands of original comic strips featuring Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Lucy, and brings them to life with behind-the-scene details about Schultz’ work and life. David Ferry, San Francisco Chronicle, "10 must-do’s in Sonoma County," 19 Apr. 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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