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1. Provoking mirth or amusement; funny.
2. Of or relating to comedy.

com′i·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), com′i·cal·ness n.
com′i·cal·ly adv.


1. causing laughter
2. ludicrous; laughable
ˈcomically adv
ˈcomicalness, ˌcomiˈcality n


(ˈkɒm ɪ kəl)

1. producing laughter; amusing; funny.
2. Obs. pertaining to or of the nature of comedy.
com`i•cal′i•ty, n.
com′i•cal•ly, adv.
syn: See amusing.


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:
Adj.1.comical - arousing or provoking laughtercomical - 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"


adjective funny, entertaining, comic, silly, amusing, ridiculous, diverting, absurd, hilarious, ludicrous, humorous, priceless, laughable, farcical, whimsical, zany, droll, risible, side-splitting The whole situation suddenly struck her as being comical.


مُضحك، هَزْلي، فُكاهي
broslegur, fyndinn


[ˈkɒmɪkəl] ADJcómico, gracioso


[ˈkɒmɪkəl] adjamusant(e)comic book nmagazine m de BD, magazine m de bandes dessinéescomic strip nbande f dessinée, BD f


[ˈkɒmɪkl] adjdivertente, buffo/a, comico/a


(ˈkomik) adjective
1. of comedy. a comic actor; comic opera.
2. causing amusement. comic remarks.
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.
References in classic literature ?
She had a decided mouth, a comical nose, and sharp, gray eyes, which appeared to see everything, and were by turns fierce, funny, or thoughtful.
He seemed extremely unhappy; but when she took his arm and walked away with him, seeking a retired corner, a ray of hope mingled with the almost comical misery of his expression.
A slight look of comical disappointment passed between them as they gazed upon the sterile flat, dotted with unsightly excrescences that stood equally for cabins or mounds of stone and gravel.
But at length all the past night's events soberly recurred, one by one, in fixed reality, and then I lay only alive to the comical predicament.
They fetch a good sum; and this little devil is such a comical, musical concern, he's just the article
They adopted her, with grave and formal military ceremonies of their own invention - solemnities is the truer word; solemnities that were so profoundly solemn and earnest, that the spectacle would have been comical if it hadn't been so touching.
But the comical thing about it all, is, that the fig-leaf is confined to cold and pallid marble, which would be still cold and unsuggestive without this sham and ostentatious symbol of modesty, whereas warm-blood paintings which do really need it have in no case been furnished with it.
She had taught Elijah and Elisha Simpson so that they recited three verses of something with such comical effect that they delighted themselves, the teacher, and the school; while Susan, who lisped, had been provided with a humorous poem in which she impersonated a lisping child.
His tendency to veer about from one subject to another; his habit of keeping his tongue perpetually going, so long as there was anybody, no matter whom, within reach of the sound of his voice; his comical want of all dignity and reserve with his servants, promised, in appearance, much, and performed in reality nothing.
He's a comical old fellow,' said Scrooge's nephew,' that's the truth: and not so pleasant as he might be.
There seemed to be something very comical in the reputation of Mr.
With what absurd emotions (for, we think the feelings that are very serious in a man quite comical in a boy) I found myself again going to Miss Havisham's, matters little here.