HyperDic: comic

English > 3 senses of the word comic:
ADJECTIVEallcomic, amusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risiblearousing or provoking laughter
pertcomicof or relating to or characteristic of comedy
NOUNperson comic, comediana professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
comic > pronunciation
Soundskaa'mihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > comic: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningArousing or provoking laughter.
Examples
  • "a comic hat"
  • "a comical look of surprise"
Synonymsamusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible
Broaderhumorous, humourousFull of or characterized by humor
Spanishalegre, chistoso, cómico, divertido, gracioso, ridículo, risible
Catalancòmic, divertit
Nounscomedya comic incident or series of incidents
comica professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
English > comic: 3 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to or characteristic of comedy.
Example"comic hero"
CategorydramaThe literary genre of works intended for the theater
Nounscomedylight and humorous drama with a happy ending
English > comic: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts.
Synonymcomedian
InstancesBenny, Jack Benny, Benjamin KubelskyUnited States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
Burns, George Burns, Nathan BirnbaumUnited States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
Caesar, Sid Caesar, Sidney CaesarUnited States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin, Sir Charles Spencer ChaplinEnglish comedian and film maker
Durante, Jimmy DuranteUnited States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
Fields, W. C. Fields, William Claude DukenfieldUnited States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
Hardy, Oliver HardyUnited States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
Hill, Benny Hill, Alfred Hawthornerisque English comedian (1925-1992)
Hope, Bob Hope, Leslie Townes HopeUnited States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
Keaton, Buster Keaton, Joseph Francis KeatonUnited States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
Lauder, Harry Lauder, Sir Harry MacLennan LauderScottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
Laurel, Stan Laurel, Arthur Stanley Jefferson LaurelUnited States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained / scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)
Martin, Steve MartinUnited States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
Marx, Julius Marx, GrouchoUnited States comedian
Marx, Leonard Marx, ChicoUnited States comedian
Marx, Arthur Marx, HarpoUnited States comedian
Marx, Herbert Marx, ZeppoUnited States comedian
Moore, Dudley Moore, Dudley Stuart John MooreEnglish actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
Narrowerclown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrewA person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
comedienneA female comedian
gagman, standup comedianA comedian who uses gags
joker, jokesterA person who enjoys / enjoys / enjoys telling or playing jokes
top bananaThe leading comedian in a burlesque show
Broaderperformer, performing artistAn entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
Spanishcomediante, cómic, cómico, humorista
Catalancomediant, còmic
Adjectivescomicarousing or provoking laughter

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