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Definition of "comic strip" [com•ic strip]

  • A usually humorous narrative sequence of cartoon panels: taped a comic strip to her office door. (noun)
  • A series or serialization of such narrative sequences, usually featuring a regular cast of characters: a comic strip that has been syndicated for over 40 years. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "comic strip" in a sentence
  • "My hair was in a crew-cut style and parted down the middle like the hero of the comic strip “Harold Teen,” and I wore those thick eyeglasses I despised."
  • "I remember this vividly because it triggered a column about the origin of wimp, defined as “a person weepy as a drip and listless as a nebbish,” derived from whimper and influenced by the name Wimpy, for a sleepy-eyed lover of hamburgers in the comic strip featuring Popeye the sailor."
  • "He scripted the internationally syndicated comic strip Dick Tracy from 1977 to 1993, is cocreator of the comic book features Ms. Tree, Wild Dog, and Mike Danger, has written the Batman comic book and newspaper strip, and the mini-series Johnny Dynamite: Underworld."
Words like "comic strip"
sequential art narrative