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comic comical funny
When people or things seem amusing or absurd, you can describe them as comical.
Comic is used to describe things that are intended to make you laugh.
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'.
The word that you usually use to describe someone or something that makes you laugh is funny.
|Noun||1.||comic - a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts|
comedienne - a female comedian
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 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"|
|2.||comic - of or relating to or characteristic of comedy; "comic hero"|
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
comic opera N → ópera f bufa or cómica
comic relief N → toque m humorístico or cómico (en una obra dramática)
comic strip N → historieta f, tira f cómica
comic verse N → poesía f humorística or cómica