WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
com•ic /ˈkɑmɪk/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Literature[before a noun]
    • relating to or characterized by comedy:a few comic scenes in a tragic play.
    • performing in or writing comedy:He worked as a comic actor.
  2. causing laughter;
    funny:The baby began making comic noises.

n. [countable]
  1. Show Businessa comedian:a standup comic.
  2. Journalism comics, [plural;  often: the + ~] a section of a newspaper featuring comic strips.
  3. a comic book:I still remember the first comic I bought; it cost 10 cents.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
com•ic  (komik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Literatureof, pertaining to, or characterized by comedy:comic opera.
  2. Literatureof or pertaining to a person who acts in or writes comedy:a comic actor; a comic dramatist.
  3. Literatureof, pertaining to, or characteristic of comedy:comic situations; a comic sense.
  4. provoking laughter;

  1. Show Businessa comedian.
  2. JournalismSee  comic book. 
  3. Journalismcomics, comic strips.
  4. Literaturethe comic, the element or quality of comedy in literature, art, drama, etc.:An appreciation of the comic came naturally to her.
  • Greek kōmikós, equivalent. to kôm(os) a revel + -ikos -ic
  • Latin cōmicus
  • Middle English 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

comic /ˈkɒmɪk/ adj
  1. of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy
  2. (prenominal) acting in, writing, or composing comedy: a comic writer
  3. humorous; funny
  1. a person who is comic, esp a comic actor; comedian
  2. a book or magazine containing comic strips
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos relating to comedy

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