Dictionary.com

comic

[ kom-ik ]
/ ˈkɒm ɪk /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: comic / comics on Thesaurus.com

Definition of comic

adjective
noun
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of comic

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin cōmicus<Greek kōmikós, equivalent to kôm(os) a revel + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM comic

non·com·ic, adjective, nounquasi-comic, adjectivesem·i·com·ic, adjectiveun·com·ic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH comic

comedic, comic , comical
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use comic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for comic

comic
/ (ˈkɒmɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy
(prenominal) acting in, writing, or composing comedya comic writer
humorous; funny
noun
a person who is comic, esp a comic actor; comedian
a book or magazine containing comic strips
(usually plural) mainly US and Canadian comic strips in newspapers, etc

Word Origin for comic

C16: from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos relating to comedy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK