comic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “comic” in the English Dictionary

"comic" in British English

See all translations

comicadjective

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

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

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 small amount of writing
the comics
US the section of a newspaper where comic strips appear: Dad read the front page while the kids read the comics.
(Definition of comic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comic" in American English

See all translations

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 small amount of writing
  • comic noun [C] (PERSON)

a comedian
(Definition of comic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of comic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“comic” in British English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

pollution

damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More