[ kom-ik ]
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  1. of, relating to, or characterized by comedy: comic opera.

  2. of or relating to a person who acts in or writes comedy: a comic actor; a comic dramatist.

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of comedy: comic situations; a comic sense.

  2. provoking laughter; humorous; funny; laughable.

  1. a comedian.

  1. comics, comic strips.

  2. the comic, the element or quality of comedy in literature, art, drama, etc.: An appreciation of the comic came naturally to her.

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, noun
  • quasi-comic, adjective
  • sem·i·com·ic, adjective
  • un·com·ic, adjective

Words that may be confused with comic

Words Nearby comic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use comic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for comic


/ (ˈkɒmɪk) /

  1. of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy

  2. (prenominal) acting in, writing, or composing comedy: a comic writer

  1. humorous; funny

  1. a person who is comic, esp a comic actor; comedian

  2. a book or magazine containing comic strips

  1. (usually plural) mainly US and Canadian comic strips in newspapers, etc

Origin of comic

C16: from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos relating to comedy

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