Definition of Comic

1. Noun. A professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts.

2. Adjective. Arousing or provoking laughter. "Risible courtroom antics"

3. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of comedy. "Comic hero"
Category relationships: Drama
Partainyms: Comedy
Derivative terms: Comedy

Definition of Comic

1. a. Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.

2. n. A comedian.

Definition of Comic

1. Adjective. being funny ¹

2. Adjective. related to comedy ¹

3. Noun. A comedian ¹

4. Noun. A cartoon story, a graphic novel ¹

5. Noun. (British) A children's newspaper ¹

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Definition of Comic

1. a comedian [n -S] - See also: comedian

Comic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comic

comic (current term)
comic book
comic books
comic opera
comic relief
comic strip
comic strips

Literary usage of Comic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1905)
"Three series of observations were made—Series a, serial method—the comic ... Series b, paired method—two comic pictures were presented simultaneously to the ..."

2. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1908)
"comic History of England. Illustrations by John Leech. [London], Punch Office, 1860. ... comic History of Rome. First edition. Illustrations by Hf. cf. ..."

3. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"Schlegel on the Drama is in vol. 10 of the Collected Work». On Wit and Humour, and On tin' comic Writer» of the Lait Century are in Lecture» on the ..."

4. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"n the comic Writer» of the Lait Century (1819). lectures un the Dramatic Literature of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth (1820). Oie above are the chief single ..."

5. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1867)
"comic JOURNALISM. I TAKE it to be a matter generally admitted by all who have tried on the mask of comic journalism, that it is no velvet one, ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1864)
"23, an excellent translation into Latin by Dr. Glasse of the well-known comic song of “ Miss Bailey,” I was reminded of some translations into Latin of ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"From that date O'Keeffe proved an exceptionally prolific playwright, but mainly confined his efforts to farces and comic operas. His phraseology was quaint, ..."

8. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"the classification of a drama (if we desire so to classify it) as tragic or as comic. Between the two species there lies a large variety of transitions, ..."

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