Definitions for comicˈkɒm ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•icˈkɒm ɪk(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or characterized by comedy.

    Category: Literature

  2. performing in or writing comedy.

    Category: Literature

  3. provoking laughter; humorous; funny; laughable.

  4. (n.)a comedian.

    Category: Showbiz

  5. comics, a section of a newspaper featuring comic strips.

    Category: Journalism

  6. a comic book.

Origin of comic:

1350–1400; ME < L cōmicus < Gk kōmikós=kôm(os) a revel +-ikos -ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comedian, comic(adj)

    a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

  2. amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible(adj)

    arousing or provoking laughter

    "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"

  3. comic(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of comedy

    "comic hero"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. comic(adjective)ˈkɒm ɪk

    funny or amusing

    comic acting

  2. comic(noun)ˈkɒm ɪk

    a comedian

    a stand-up comic

  3. comicˈkɒm ɪk

    ***comic book

    ***a girl reading a comic


  1. comic(Noun)

    A comedian

  2. comic(Noun)

    A cartoon story, a graphic novel

  3. comic(Noun)

    A children's newspaper

  4. comic(Adjective)

    being funny

  5. comic(Adjective)

    related to comedy

  6. Origin: From comicus, from κωμικός, from κῶμος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comic(adj)

    relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy

  2. Comic(adj)

    causing mirth; ludicrous

  3. Comic(noun)

    a comedian

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. comic

    Tragedy viewed from the wings.

Translations for comic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of comedy

a comic actor; comic opera.

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