Causing or meant to cause laughter.
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
Synonyms: comedian, comedienne, funny man/woman, humorist, wit, joker, clown, kidder.
- 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 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. Meaning “intentionally funny” first recorded 1791, and comedic (the 1630s) has since picked up the older sense of the word.
“a comedian” is from the 1580s, from the 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.