Origin of comic
Related Words for comichumorist, comedian, stooge, clown, wag, jester, jokester, joker, wit, buffoon, card, banana, droll, funnyman, quipster
Examples from the Web for comic
Contemporary Examples of comic
Same goes for the comic book character “Captain America,” which Marvel announced in July would be now be portrayed as a black man.Rush Limbaugh’s Fear of a Black James Bond
December 29, 2014
What do you think prompted the change in comic book representation of LGBTQ characters?
Why is it important to have a bisexual character in a comic book?
In the comic books, he sticks around at least until the group reaches the Alexandria Safe-Zone.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale
November 24, 2014
Comic book heroes are even hotter—Spiderman and Batman probably earn more money nowadays than Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?
November 23, 2014
Historical Examples of comic
Aside to audience in comic despair, with appropriate gesture.
It is a pity that the comic chorus had disappeared, or the picture were complete.
Serse, it must be explained, is a comic opera, and the only comic opera that Handel ever wrote.Handel
Edward J. Dent
Of course, there'd have to be a comic part for me, too, but you needn't worry much about that.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
You couldn't sing a comic song on the pony's back, could you?'The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
- of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy
- (prenominal) acting in, writing, or composing comedya comic writer
- humorous; funny
- 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
late 14c., "of comedy in the dramatic sense," from Latin comicus "of comedy, represented in comedy, in comic style," from Greek komikos "of or pertaining to comedy," from komos (see comedy). Meaning "intentionally funny" first recorded 1791, and comedic (1630s) has since picked up the older sense of the word.
Speaking of the masters of the comedic spirit (if I call it, as he does, the Comic Spirit, this darkened generation will suppose me to refer to the animal spirits of tomfools and merryandrews) .... [G.B. Shaw, 1897]
Something that is comic has comedy as its aim or origin; something is comical if the effect is comedy, whether intended or not.
"a comedian" is from 1580s, from comic (adj.). Latin adjective comicus also meant "a comic poet, writer of comedies." Meaning "a comic book or comic strip" is from 1889 (Comic strip first attested 1920; comic book is from 1941). Comic relief is attested from 1825.