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"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)







"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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