Comic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkɑːmɪk|  American pronunciation of the word comic
Brit.  |ˈkɒmɪk|  British pronunciation of the word comic


- a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts (syn: comedian)


- arousing or provoking laughter(syn: amusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible)


The drama has some comic moments.

His comic timing is impeccable.

The scene was included for comic effect.

...posted an especially funny comic by the watercooler...

...a celebrated humorist who, without fail, could find the comic in even the most mundane of situations...

The song provides some comic relief from the intensity of the scene.

He's admired for his comic genius. the comic opera, the buffo shared his entrance aria with a grimacing mime...

...a comic strip about a square-jawed, trench-coated flatfoot who always caught the crooks in suitably dramatic fashion...

a comic actor known for his lugubrious manner

The comic uses too much profanity.

...the satirical comic strip gleefully skewers many of society's sacred cows...

...a comic actor who frequently played the sottish curmudgeon...

...the little boy pretended to be a comic book hero with supernormal powers...

...the movie follows the comic duo through a series of outrageous and uproarious escapades...

Word forms

singular: comic
plural: comics
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