Comical

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Comical — may refer to: Comedy, a type of theatrical drama Comical Radio, a weekly radio show in New York City Comical (software), a Mac OS X and Windows comic book viewer. Can be compiled for Linux This disambiguation page lists articles associated with… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 comical — index ludicrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 comical — com|i|cal [ˈkɔmıkəl US ˈka: ] adj behaviour or situations that are comical are funny in a strange or unexpected way ▪ The note of pure panic in his voice was almost comical. >comically [ kli] adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 comical — adjective behaviour or situations that are comical are funny in a strange or unexpected way: The cat looked so comical with the bow on its head! comically /kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 comical — adjective 1) he could be quite comical Syn: funny, comic, humorous, droll, witty, jocular, hilarious, amusing, diverting, entertaining; informal jokey, wacky, waggish, side splitting, rib tickling, priceless, a scream …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 comical — adjective 1) he could be quite comical Syn: funny, humorous, droll, witty, amusing, entertaining; informal wacky 2) they look comical in those suits Syn: silly, absurd, ridiculous, laughable …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 16 comical — comic [n] funny person, often professional banana*, buffoon*, card*, clown, comedian, droll, humorist, jester, joker, jokester, life of the party*, million laughs*, quipster, stand up comic, stooge*, top banana*, wag*, wit*; concepts 352,423 Ant …

    New thesaurus

  • 17 comical — 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 laughable • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 comical — comicality, comicalness, n. comically, adv. /kom i keuhl/, adj. 1. producing laughter; amusing; funny: a comical fellow. 2. Obs. pertaining to or of the nature of comedy. [1400 50; late ME; see COMIC, AL1] Syn. 1. See amusing …

    Universalium

  • 19 comical — com|i|cal [ kamıkl ] adjective something that is comical makes you laugh because it is so strange or silly ╾ com|i|cal|ly [ kamıkli ] adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 comical — UK [ˈkɒmɪk(ə)l] / US [ˈkɑmɪk(ə)l] adjective something that is comical makes you laugh because it is so strange or silly Derived word: comically UK [ˈkɒmɪklɪ] / US [ˈkɑmɪklɪ] adverb …

    English dictionary