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comic

com·ic

comic

 
 
pronunciation:
ka mihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, relating to, or characterized by comedy; comical or comedic.
I enjoy his comic novels and find his more serious works a bit pretentious.Her new play is a comic masterpiece.He is an actor more famous for his comic roles than his dramatic roles.
antonyms:
dramatic, serious, tragic
similar words:
comical
definition 2: participating in or producing comedy.
She has become one of the nation's best comic writers.Known only as a comic actor, he had hopes of someday changing his image.
definition 3: causing amusement; comical.
It was a comic predicament when our dog dashed down the steps and bounded onto the school bus.
antonyms:
lachrymose, serious
definition 4: pertaining to a series of cartoons, or to a book, magazine, or newspaper section devoted to such series.
I always read the comic strips in the Sunday paper.Our favorite comic books were the adventure ones.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a comedian, esp. a professional entertainer specializing in comedy.
We have some great comics performing here for you tonight.
similar words:
comedian
definition 2: (pl.) one or more series of cartoons, or a book, magazine, or newspaper section devoted to such series.
He never reads the articles in the newspaper; he just likes the comics.
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