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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Mrs Syms's astonishment at her appearance was almost comical.
▪ As the finish drew near, the impact of the Braves' thrashing became almost comical.
▪ The effect on both men was almost comical - they had both evidently forgotten her presence in the heat of their quarrel.
▪ Carlo looked so comical, striding along in a coat which nearly touched the ground.
▪ Lizzie, bouncing along on the donkey, made a comical sight.
▪ Mrs. Hicks often wore large comical hats.
▪ The puffin is an unusual sea bird, and there is something almost comical about the way it moves and looks.
▪ A faintly comical figure, he fears ridicule above all else.
▪ Dwindled by distance, comical in its wrath since it came from good-humored Ken, the deep voice would rise higher.
▪ No one runs; they walk tilting into the wind at comical angles, like a bunch of Charlie Chaplins.
▪ Of course those students were comical, too.
▪ Rather the most telling achievements that turned this match were human, flawed, comical, and earthy.
▪ That would have been comical if it hadn't been so downright offensive.
▪ Without really meaning to, Chuck proves her right in seven comical episodes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Comical \Com"ic*al\, a.

  1. Relating to comedy.

    They deny it to be tragical because its catastrophe is a wedding, which hath ever been accounted comical.

  2. Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story. ``Comical adventures.''

    Syn: Humorous; laughable; funny. See Droll. -- Com"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Com"ic*al"ness, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "comic," from comic (or Latin comicus) + -al (1). Meaning "funny" is from 1680s. Earlier Middle English had an identical word meaning "epileptic," from Latin morbus comitialis "epilepsy."


a. 1 (context archaic English) Originally, relating to comedy. 2 Being funny, whimsically amusing. 3 Being laughable, ridiculous.


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, comic, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]


Comical may refer to:

  • Comedy, a type of theatrical drama
  • Comical Radio, a weekly radio show in New York City
  • Comical (software), a comic book viewer program

Usage examples of "comical".

Then, too, there was the upsetting of the larder, the disappearance of certain staples, and the jarringly comical heap of tin cans pried open in the most unlikely ways and at the most unlikely places.

One of the boys became separated from the others, and stood watching the antics of the monkeys, and laughing gleefully at each comical trick performed by the grave-faced little creatures.

So we rode to Knoxville with our comical cabdriver, acquired a rental car at the airport, and found ourselves, shortly after midday, heading north out of Knoxville through a half-remembered world of busy roads, dangling traffic signals, vast intersections, huge signs, and acre upon acre of shopping malls, gas stations, discount stores, muffler clinics, car lots, and all the rest.

Presently, Chenet began to relate stories of death that appeared comical to him.

I had to make, and all the dignity I tried to assume was dispelled by the comical squish-squishing of my moist shoes, a sound horrendously amplified in this vaulted chamber.

It was a favorite declaration of theirs, but its absurdity was comical, when one remembered that the majority of them could not for their lives tell the names of the New England States, and could no more distinguish a Downeaster from an Illinoisan than they could tell a Saxon from a Bavarian.

A scene took place in another salon in Limoges which was almost comical.

My grandmother Esther Malkah would later curse Uncle Sam for drafting her son into the army, but the Communists now went to almost comical lengths in dressing themselves up to look like him.

I remember humming the Mission Impossible theme song with Jay as we went to plant the last few spikes, creeping with comical stealth and keeping an exaggerated lookout for any imaginary Russian spies or muscleman flunkies, as the sun filled the sky and my heart with a warm sense of contentment.

For a moment Winn, hot, cross, and smarting from many scalds and burns, reviewed the results of his first attempt at preparing a meal with a comical expression, in which wrath and disgust were equally blended.

With a groan of comical despair from poor Tubby, the Boy Scouts darted forward once more.

That led Amanda and Graham to provide their own comical and often irreverent embellishments, for which they told each other that the ghosts of those good folks would be after them one day, hence the joke.

I put on his cloak, and he took my great-coat, but, after the exchange, we cut such a comical figure that every peasant we met laughed at us.

As the fliers came back one after another, filled with indignation and disappointed hopes, Jack stalked about, with his black face, yet laughed to see what comical pictures most of his fellow aviators made.

Its gigantic ears and exaggerated buckteeth gave it an almost comical, cartoon-ish quality that was offset by one look at those powerful legs.