Crossword clues for comic
- "Nancy" or "Cathy"
- "The Katzenjammer Kids," e.g.
- "Peanuts," e.g.
- Work in panels
- Chris Rock, for one
- "The Tonight Show" performer
- "B.C.," e.g.
- "Dilbert," for one
- One with one-liners
- "Little Lulu," for one
- Sunday newspaper color feature
- Chris Rock or Ellen DeGeneres
- "Luann" or "Blondie"
- Doer of stand-up
- "Pearls Before Swine," e.g.
- Joke teller
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Comic \Com"ic\ (k[o^]m"[i^]k), a. [L. comicus pertaining to comedy, Gr. kwmiko`s: cf. F. comique. See Comedy.]
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.
Causing mirth; ludicrous. ``Comic shows.''
Comic \Com"ic\, n.
A comedian. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "of comedy in the dramatic sense," from Latin comicus "of comedy, represented in comedy, in comic style," from Greek komikos "of or pertaining to comedy," from komos (see comedy). Meaning "intentionally funny" first recorded 1791, and comedic (1630s) has since picked up the older sense of the word.Speaking of the masters of the comedic spirit (if I call it, as he does, the Comic Spirit, this darkened generation will suppose me to refer to the animal spirits of tomfools and merryandrews) .... [G.B. Shaw, 1897]\nSomething that is comic has comedy as its aim or origin; something is comical if the effect is comedy, whether intended or not.
"a comedian," 1580s, from comic (adj.). Latin adjective comicus also meant "a comic poet, writer of comedies." Meaning "a comic book or comic strip" is from 1889; comics for these collectively is from 1890. Comic strip first attested 1920; comic book is from 1941. Comic relief is attested from 1825.
a. 1 funny; amusing; comical. 2 Relating to comedy. n. 1 A comedian. 2 A cartoon story, a graphic novel. 3 (context British English) A children's newspaper.
n. a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts [syn: comedian]
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" [syn: amusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]
of or relating to or characteristic of comedy; "comic hero"
- Redirect Comics
Comic or Comics may refer to:
- Comics, a medium of expression using images, often combined with text
- another name for a comic book
- another name for a comic strip
- another name for a comedian
- another name for a magazine
- A Windows 8 App for reading comics from ComiXology
- The Comic, a 1969 comedy film directed by Carl Reiner
- Comics!, a 1990s Canadian TV series
- "The Comic", a second season episode of The Collector (TV series)
- Comic, unofficial nickname of the night fighter version of the Sopwith Camel, a First World War fighter aircraft
- Comic, nickname of a variant of the Sopwith 1½ Strutter First World War aircraft
Usage examples of "comic".
And yes, there were certainly movie scenes in the offices looking out over the mines, the noise, the smoke, but this character Bagby, they remembered a minor character in the movie, kind of a straight man, a foil, short, fat, foul mouthed, a kind of a Punchinello, Oscar, real opera buffa, Bagby in one or two crude dimensions maybe, a stock character, a comic device.
Her features were exquisite and her voice charming, while she made me split my sides with laughing at her Italian pronounced with an Alsatian accent, and at her gestures which were of the most comic description.
He often amuses his companions at public-houses by reciting comic tales in verse.
But there were definite advantages of Roman rule, which no Antiochene denied, although their comic actors and the slaves who sang at private entertainments mocked the Romans and invented accusations of injustice and extortion that were even more outrageous than the truth.
Boldly I performed the chasse en avant and chasse en arriere glissade, until, when it came to my turn to move towards her and I, with a comic gesture, showed her the poor glove with its crumpled fingers, she laughed heartily, and seemed to move her tiny feet more enchantingly than ever over the parquetted floor.
Mansion, Ross Barnett was, incredibly, continuing the totally confused comic opera of rebellion.
But if in these festival hours under the beam of Hecate they are uncontrollable by the Comic Muse, she will not flatter them with her presence during the course of their insane and impious hilarities, whereof a description would out-Brocken Brockens and make Graymalkin and Paddock too intimately our familiars.
The butterball closed his eyes, and his whole face sagged in an expression of complete and comic despair.
The effect was comic, and Canfield found himself nearly smiling except that the face in the automobile window was now in his direct line of sight.
When they reached Windmill Street, Richard crossed the road and stared into the window of the Vintage Magazine Shop, examining the cartoonish models of forgotten film stars and the old posters and comics and magazines on display.
The dayroom orderly, fugitive from straight duty, sat on one of the motheaten upholstered chairs, boredly scanning a comic book, his mop between his knees.
So we do the Academic Adagio, the Deconstructionist Dip, the Theosophical Thrash, to rationalize why we love or hate or enjoy or find disappointing some book or movie or comic or tv show.
As we look along the line of the British dramatists for the last hundred years we shall find no parallel to his felicity in the use of comic inversion and equivoke, till we come to Gilbert.
The king was highly amused at the comic fancies which filled my play, and he made me a beautiful present.
Dostoevsky insists that the idea of applying Fourierism in Russia is simply comic, not to be taken seriously, and he assures the Commission that Petrashevsky is too intelligent a man ever to have had any such ridiculous whimsy.