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comic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
  2. adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • 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
  3. adjective of or relating to or characteristic of comedy
    • comic hero

Com"ic adjective
L. comicus pertaining to comedy, Gr. : cf. F. comique. See Comedy.
  1. Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.
    I can not for the stage a drama lay, Tragic or comic, but thou writ'st the play. B. Jonson.
  2. Causing mirth; ludicrous. "Comic shows." Shak.
Com"ic noun
  1. A comedian. Obs. Steele.

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