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Meaning of “comic” in the English Dictionary

"comic" in British English

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comicadjective

uk   /ˈkɒm.ɪk/  us   /ˈkɑː.mɪk/
B1 funny and making you ​want to ​laugh: a comic ​actor/​performance

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comicnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒm.ɪk/  us   /ˈkɑː.mɪk/
  • comic noun [C] (BOOK)

A2 (also mainly US comic book) a ​magazine or ​book that ​contains a set of ​stories told in ​pictures with a ​smallamount of writing
the comics US the ​section of a ​newspaper where comic ​stripsappear: Dad ​read the ​frontpage while the ​kidsread the comics.
(Definition of comic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comic" in American English

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comicadjective

 us   /ˈkɑm·ɪk/
  • comic adjective (AMUSING)

making you ​want to ​laugh; ​amusing: a comic ​actor/​performance/​writer

comicnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ɪk/
  • comic noun [C] (MAGAZINE)

(also comic book,  /ˈkɑm·ɪkˌbʊk/ ) a ​magazine, esp. for ​children, that ​contains a set of ​stories told in ​pictures with a ​smallamount of writing
  • comic noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​comedian
(Definition of comic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “comic”
in Korean 웃기는…
in Arabic فُكاهي…
in Malaysian opera komik, jenaka…
in French comique, drôle…
in Russian комический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑稽的,好笑的, 有趣的…
in Italian comico…
in Turkish komik, gülünç…
in Polish komiczny…
in Spanish cómico…
in Vietnamese thuộc hài kịch, hài hước…
in Portuguese cômico…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับละครตลก, น่าหัวเราะ…
in German Lustspiel-…, komisch…
in Catalan còmic…
in Japanese おかしい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑稽的,好笑的, 有趣的…
in Indonesian lucu, menggelikan…
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