Definitions of Comic
Causing or meant to cause laughter.
Comic and fantastic exaggeration.
Synonyms: humorous, funny, droll, amusing, hilarious, uproarious, comical, farcical, silly, slapstick, zany, witty, jocular, priceless, side-splitting, rib-tickling, killing.
a comedian, especially a professional one.
A stand-up comic.
Synonyms: comedian, comedienne, funny man/woman, humorist, wit, joker, clown, kidder.
We loaded the car up with snacks, comics , some storybooks and a selection of toys in order to keep up Zachery’s interest.
Synonyms: comic strip, cartoon, comic book, funny.
Definitions of Comic
- humorous, funny, droll, amusing, hilarious, uproarious, comical, farcical, silly, slapstick, zany, witty, jocular, priceless, side-splitting, rib-tickling, killing
- risible, funny, laughable, comical, amusing, mirthful
- comedian, comedienne, funny man/woman, humorist, wit, joker, clown, kidder, wisecracker
- comic strip, cartoon, comic book, funny
- But I did arrive at a point in my life where I realized I would not be a huge stand-up comic.
- This cheapens and degrades the movie and insults the current style of the comic franchise.
- These elements, coupled with some spot-on comic timing are side-splitting to behold.
- It may have been written in a comic style, but it’s hardly the barrel of laughs the reviewers make it out to be.
- There seems to be an unwritten law that football songs should be comic or humorous, or at least not too serious.
Word Origin and History
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. Meaning “intentionally funny” first recorded 1791, and comedic (the 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 the 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.
Definitions of Comic Research and written by Arifur Rahman