comical

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adjective com·i·cal \ˈkä-mi-kəl\

Definition of comical

  1. 1 obsolete :  of or relating to comedy

  2. 2 :  causing laughter especially because of a startlingly or unexpectedly humorous impact wearing a comical expression

comicality

play \ˌkä-mi-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun

comically

play \ˈkä-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of comical in a Sentence

  1. I must have looked comical in that big hat.

  2. The way they argue is almost comical.

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15th Century

First Known Use of comical

15th century

Synonym Discussion of comical

laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, comic, comical mean provoking laughter or mirth. laughable applies to anything occasioning laughter. laughable attempts at skating ludicrous suggests absurdity that excites both laughter and scorn. a thriller with a ludicrous plot ridiculous suggests extreme absurdity, foolishness, or contemptibility. a ridiculous display of anger comic applies especially to what arouses thoughtful amusement. a comic character comical applies to what arouses spontaneous hilarity. a comical hat

COMICAL Defined for English Language Learners

comical

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Definition of comical for English Language Learners

  • : causing laughter especially by being unusual or unexpected


COMICAL Defined for Kids

comical

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adjective com·i·cal \ˈkä-mi-kəl\

Definition of comical for Students

  1. :  1funny 1, ridiculous a comical sight

comically

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