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com·ic

 (kŏm′ĭk)
adj.
1. Characteristic of or having to do with comedy.
2. Of or relating to comic strips.
3. Amusing; humorous: a comic situation involving the family's pets.
n.
1.
a. A comedian.
b. A person whose behavior elicits laughter.
2.
a. comics Comic strips.
b. A comic book.
3. A source of humor in art or life.

[Middle English comice, from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos, from kōmos, revel.]

comic

(ˈkɒmɪk)
adj
1. (Theatre) of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy
2. (Theatre) (prenominal) acting in, writing, or composing comedy: a comic writer.
3. humorous; funny
n
4. (Theatre) a person who is comic, esp a comic actor; comedian
5. (Journalism & Publishing) a book or magazine containing comic strips
6. (Journalism & Publishing) (usually plural) chiefly US and Canadian comic strips in newspapers, etc
[C16: from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos relating to comedy]

com•ic

(ˈkɒm ɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to or characterized by comedy.
2. performing in or writing comedy.
3. provoking laughter; humorous; funny; laughable.
n.
4. a comedian.
5. comics, a section of a newspaper featuring comic strips.
6. a comic book.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cōmicus < Greek kōmikós=kôm(os) a revel + -ikos -ic]

comic

comicalfunny
1. 'comical'

When people or things seem amusing or absurd, you can describe them as comical.

There is something slightly comical about him.
2. 'comic'

Comic is used to describe things that are intended to make you laugh.

He is a great comic actor.
The novel is both comic and tragic.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'comical' to describe things that are intended to make you laugh. Don't say, for example, 'He is a great comical actor'.

3. 'funny'

The word that you usually use to describe someone or something that makes you laugh is funny.

Let me tell you a funny story.
Farid was smart and good-looking, and he could be funny when he wanted to.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comic - a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical actscomic - a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
merry andrew, buffoon, clown, goof, goofball - a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
comedienne - a female comedian
gagman, standup comedian - a comedian who uses gags
joker, jokester - a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
top banana - the leading comedian in a burlesque show
Adj.1.comic - arousing or provoking laughtercomic - 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"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
2.comic - of or relating to or characteristic of comedy; "comic hero"
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater

comic

noun
1. comedian, funny man, humorist, wit, clown, wag, jester, dag (N.Z. informal), buffoon At that time he was still a penniless, unknown comic.

comic

adjectivenoun
A person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter:
Informal: card.
Translations
فُكاهي، مُضْحِكقِصَّه فُكاهِيَّه مُصَوَّرَه مُسَلْسَلهكوميدي، فُكاهيمُمَثِّل هَزليمـُمَثِّل هَزْلِيّ
komikkomiksžertovnýhumornýkomický
komikerkomisktegneserietegneseriehæfte
koomikkokoominensarjakuva
komičankomičarsmiješan
vígjátéki
komik
broslegurgrín-, gamanleiks-grínisti; gamanleikariteiknimyndablaî
喜劇俳優
코미디언
komedijųkomediniskomiksasžaismingas
jocīgskomiķiskomikskomisks
comics
komiksmešenstrip
serietidning
ตัวละครตลก
komikçizgi roman dergisigüldürücügülünçkomediyle ilgili
diễn viên hài

comic

[ˈkɒmɪk]
A. ADJcómico; (= amusing) → gracioso, divertido
B. N
1. (= person) → cómico/a m/f
2. (esp Brit) (= paper) → cómic m; (children's) → revista f de historietas, tebeo m (Sp)
3. comics (US) = comic strip
C. CPD comic book N (esp US) → libro m de cómics
comic opera Nópera f bufa or cómica
comic relief Ntoque m humorístico or cómico (en una obra dramática)
comic strip Nhistorieta f, tira f cómica
comic verse Npoesía f humorística or cómica
COMIC RELIEF
Comic Relief es una campaña con fines benéficos organizada por actores y humoristas para recaudar dinero y paliar así la pobreza, especialmente en África. La cadena de televisión BBC le dedica cada dos años una noche entera y en el programa actores, humoristas y famosos hacen números cómicos, informando a la vez sobre proyectos para luchar contra la pobreza e invitando al público a que llame y haga donativos. Como muestra de apoyo mucha gente lleva narices rojas de plástico (red noses) o las ponen en la parte frontal del coche.

comic

[ˈkɒmɪk]
adj
[genius, actor] → comique; [novel, opera] → comique; [timing] → comique
(= funny) [moment, effect] → comique
n
(= person) → comique mf
(also comic book) → magazine m de BD, magazine m de bandes dessinées

comic

:
comic book
nComicbuch nt
comic opera
comic relief
comic strip
nComicstrip m

comic

[ˈkɒmɪk]
1. adjcomico/a
2. n (person) → comico/attrice comica; (magazine) → giornalino (a fumetti)

comic

(ˈkomik) adjective
1. of comedy. a comic actor; comic opera.
2. causing amusement. comic remarks.
noun
1. an amusing person, especially a professional comedian.
2. a children's periodical containing funny stories, adventures etc in the form of comic strips.
ˈcomical adjective
funny. It was comical to see the chimpanzee pouring out a cup of tea.
comic strip
a series of small pictures showing stages in an adventure.

comic

مـُمَثِّل هَزْلِيّ komik komiker Komiker κωμικός actor cómico, humorista koomikko comique komičar comico 喜劇俳優 코미디언 grappenmaker komiker komik cómico, cômico комик serietidning ตัวละครตลก komik diễn viên hài 滑稽演员
References in classic literature ?
Serve `em all jolly well right, and I'd go and sing comic songs on the ruins.
To take an obvious example, the comic mask is ugly and distorted, but does not imply pain.
The serious exhibited a certain number of heathen gods and heroes, who were certainly the worst and dullest company into which an audience was ever introduced; and (which was a secret known to few) were actually intended so to be, in order to contrast the comic part of the entertainment, and to display the tricks of harlequin to the better advantage.
Yates; on the comic, Tom Bertram, not quite alone, because it was evident that Mary Crawford's wishes, though politely kept back, inclined the same way: but his determinateness and his power seemed to make allies unnecessary; and, independent of this great irreconcilable difference, they wanted a piece containing very few characters in the whole, but every character first-rate, and three principal women.
That'h Jack the Giant Killer - piethe of comic infant bithnith,' said Sleary.
These and the rest of a shy man's troubles are always very amusing to other people, and have afforded material for comic writing from time immemorial.
It is a parody of the warlike epic, but has little in it that is really comic or of literary merit, except perhaps the list of quaint arms assumed by the warriors.
1276b] say the men are the same, but the city is different: for if a city is a community, it is a community of citizens; but if the mode of government should alter, and become of another sort, it would seem a necessary consequence that the city is not the same; as we regard the tragic chorus as different from the comic, though it may probably consist of the same performers: thus every other community or composition is said to be different if the species of composition is different; as in music the same hands produce different harmony, as the Doric and Phrygian.
He was a charlatan but a successful charlatan, and in that was always something for the comic spirit to rejoice in.
There are scenes of all sorts; some dreadful combats, some grand and lofty horse-riding, some scenes of high life, and some of very middling indeed; some love-making for the sentimental, and some light comic business; the whole accompanied by appropriate scenery and brilliantly illuminated with the Author's own candles.
In point of fact it's Florian, that famous French acrobat and comic actor; I knew him years ago out West (he was a French-Canadian by birth), and he seems to have business for me, though I hardly guess what.
And Herbert had seen him as a predatory Tartar of comic propensities, with a face like a red brick, and an outrageous hat all over bells.