[kom-i-kuh l] /ˈkɒm ɪ kəl/
producing laughter; amusing; funny:
a comical fellow.
Obsolete. pertaining to or of the nature of .
early 15c., “comic,” from comic (or Latin comicus) + -al (1). Meaning “funny” is from 1680s. Earlier Middle English had an identical word meaning “epileptic,” from Latin morbus comitialis “epilepsy.”
noun 1. a magazine with one or more comic strips.
[kom-ik-op-er-uh, -op-ruh] /ˈkɒm ɪkˈɒp ər ə, -ˈɒp rə/ adjective 1. comically vainglorious; having farcically self-important aspects: a comic-opera army, proud in its ceremonial splendor but inept on the battlefield. noun 1. a diverting opera with spoken dialogue and a happy ending. 2. the tradition or genre of such operas. noun 1. a play largely set […]
noun 1. an amusing scene, incident, or speech introduced into serious or tragic elements, as in a play, in order to provide temporary relief from tension, or to intensify the dramatic action. 2. relief from tension caused by the introduction or occurrence of a comic element, as by an amusing human foible.
noun 1. a sequence of drawings, either in color or black and white, relating a comic incident, an adventure or mystery story, etc., often serialized, typically having dialogue printed in balloons, and usually printed as a horizontal strip in daily newspapers and in an uninterrupted block or longer sequence of such strips in Sunday newspapers […]