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Meaning of comical by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈkɒmɪkəl/, SAMPA: /"kQmIk@l/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈkɑmɪkəl/, SAMPA: /"kAmIk@l/


    comical ( comparative more comical, superlative most comical )

    1. ( archaic ) Originally, relating to comedy .
      It was a comical performance
    2. Being funny, whimsically amusing .
      The tutor cruelly excelled in comical scoldings
    3. Being laughable, ridiculous .
      What a comical error!


    • See also Wikisaurus:funny

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    See also

    • comic

Explanation of comical by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. arousing or provoking laughter

    2. a comical look of surprise

    Definition of comical by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Comical a.
      1. Relating to comedy.

      They deny it to be tragical because its catastrophe is a wedding, which hath ever been accounted comical. Gay.

      2. Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, “a comical story”. “Comical adventures.” Dryden.

      Syn. -- Humorous; laughable; funny. See Droll.

      -- Comically, adv. -- Comicalness, n.