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comic

  

      adj  
1    of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy  
2    prenominal   acting in, writing, or composing comedy  
a comic writer     
3    humorous; funny  
      n  
4    a person who is comic, esp. a comic actor; comedian  
5    a book or magazine containing comic strips  
6    usually pl     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   comic strips in newspapers, etc.  
     (C16: from Latin comicus, from Greek komikos relating to comedy)  


comic opera  
      n   a play largely set to music, employing comic effects or situations  
   See also       opéra bouffe       opera buffa  
comic strip  
      n   a sequence of drawings in a newspaper, magazine, etc., relating a humorous story or an adventure,   (Also called)    strip cartoon  
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