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Comic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
  • 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 laughab
  • of or relating to or characteristic of comedy; "comic hero"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

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Comic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Comic books are books with comics, with pictures that make a story. They have small pictures and words to tell a story. Comics were started in the 1900s. Some famous examples are Spider-Man and Batman. Some comic companies are Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Many comic books are about superheroes, but many others are about other things. Very often, characters in books, video games, movies and television appear in comics, and sometimes comic book characters are used in movies, TV shows or video games.

There are three different kinds of comic books: single issues that are usually 32 pages long are called comic books. These are printed like a magazine, with the pages folded and stapled together. A bigger book that has several comics inside of it is called a trade paperback. These have spines like a book and are glued together. A bigger comic book that is bound like a trade paperback but is all new, instead of collecting older comics, is called a graphic novel.

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'Comic' example sentence in quotations

* ... everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. - George Santayana

* Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh. - Katharine Hepburn

* Pointing out the comic elements of a situation can bring a sense of proportion and perspective to what might otherwise seem an overwhelming problem. - Harvey Mindess

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Comic Sample Sentences in News

  • Comic book giant Stan Lee lists home in Hollywood Hills West
    No doubt Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee would like to see some action of a different sort. He just listed his house in Hollywood Hills West at $3.75 million. Read more on this news related to 'Comic'
  • The Comic Sans Typewriter
    Such is the Comic Sans typewriter. The device, announced last week by Pittsburgh-based artist Jesse England, is very simple. Read more on this news related to 'Comic'
  • 'Constantine' brings comic book character to life
    Constantine, a cynical occult detective who travels the country battling supernatural terrors, is now on TV. Read more on this news related to 'Comic'

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