Definitions for: Comic


[n] a magazine devoted to comic strips
[n] a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comic acts
[adj] arousing or provoking laughter; "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"
[adj] (drama) of or relating to or characteristic of comedy; "comic hero"



Webster (1913) Definition: Com"ic, a. [L. comicus pertaining to comedy, Gr. ?: cf.
F. comique. See Comedy.]
1. Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.

I can not for the stage a drama lay, Tragic or
comic, but thou writ'st the play. --B. Jonson.

2. Causing mirth; ludicrous. ``Comic shows.'' --Shak.


Com"ic, n.
A comedian. [Obs.] --Steele.

Synonyms: amusing, comedian, comic book, comical, funny, humorous, humourous, laughable, mirthful, risible

See Also: Alfred Hawthorne, Arthur Marx, Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel, Benny Hill, Bob Hope, buffoon, Burns, Buster Keaton, Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin, Chico, clown, comedienne, Dudley Moore, Dudley Stuart John Moore, Durante, Fields, gagman, George Burns, Groucho, Hardy, Harpo, Harry Lauder, Herbert Marx, Hill, Hope, Jimmy Durante, joker, jokester, Joseph Francis Keaton, Julius Marx, Keaton, Lauder, Laurel, Leonard Marx, Leslie Townes Hope, mag, magazine, Martin, Marx, merry andrew, Moore, Nathan Birnbaum, Oliver Hardy, performer, performing artist, Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder, Stan Laurel, standup comedian, Steve Martin, top banana, W. C. Fields, William Claude Dukenfield, Zeppo

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