adjective Date: 15th century 1. obsolete of or relating to comedy 2. causing laughter especially because of a startlingly or unexpectedly humorous impact <
wearing a comical expression
Synonyms: see laughablecomicality nouncomically adverb

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  • comical — early 15c., comic, from COMIC (Cf. comic) (or L. comicus) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Meaning funny is from 1680s. Earlier M.E. had an identical word meaning epileptic, from L. morbus comitialis epilepsy …   Etymology dictionary

  • comical — comic, farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous, *laughable, risible, droll, funny Analogous words: absurd, silly, *foolish: jocular, jocose, humorous (see WITTY): waggish, impish, roguish, sportive (see PLAYFUL): deriding or derisive, ridiculing, mocking …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • comical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing laughter, especially through being ludicrous. DERIVATIVES comically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • comical — [käm′i kəl] adj. 1. causing amusement; humorous; funny; droll 2. Obs. of or fit for comedy SYN. FUNNY comicality [käm′ikal′ə tē] n. comically adv …   English World dictionary

  • comical — comic, comical These two words overlap in meaning, but comic is the more common of the two and is the only one with the purely descriptive meaning ‘relating to or in the nature of comedy’, as in comic actor and comic opera. Comical is a more… …   Modern English usage

  • comical — [[t]kɒ̱mɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as comical, you mean that it makes you want to laugh because it seems funny or silly. Her expression is almost comical... Events took a comical turn. Syn: funny Derived words: comically… …   English dictionary

  • comical — adjective /ˈkɒmɪkəl,ˈkɑmɪkəl/ a) Originally, relating to comedy. It was a comical performance b) Being funny, whimsically amusing. The tutor cruelly excelled in comical scoldings …   Wiktionary

  • comical — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ What made it so comical was that their hats kept falling off …   Collocations dictionary

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