Comical Com"ic*al, a. 1. Relating to comedy. [1913 Webster]

They deny it to be tragical because its catastrophe is a wedding, which hath ever been accounted comical. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

2. Exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story. ``Comical adventures.'' --Dryden.

Syn: Humorous; laughable; funny. See {Droll}. -- {Com"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Com"ic*al"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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