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comic

[ kom-ik ]
/ ˈkɒm ɪk /
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adjective
noun
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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
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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
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