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Definition of "comic" []

  • Characteristic of or having to do with comedy. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to comic strips. (adjective)
  • Amusing; humorous: a comic situation involving the family's pets. (adjective)
  • A comedian. (noun)
  • A person whose behavior elicits laughter. (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" in a sentence
  • "Once in a company of choice spirits Somebody suggested, when "our leading comic" was being discussed, that it would surely be an original idea and a good speculation to "start a _comic_ Punch.""
  • "Paul Richter said of all the definitions of the comic: namely, that their sole merit is _to be themselves comic_ and to produce, in reality, the fact, which they vainly try to define logically."
  • "Let him be ever so exasperated, a comic song -- _a good comic_ song, mind you -- never fails to soothe him."