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Meaning of comic

com•ic

Pronunciation: (kom'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by comedy: comic opera.
  2. of or pertaining to a person who acts in or writes comedy: a comic actor; a comic dramatist.
  3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of comedy: comic situations; a comic sense.
  4. provoking laughter; humorous; funny; laughable.
—n.
  1. a comedian.
  2. See
  3. comic strips.
  4. the element or quality of comedy in literature, art, drama, etc.: An appreciation of the comic came naturally to her.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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