Definition of comic in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmɪk



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  • 2A periodical containing comic strips, intended chiefly for children: the shop sold newspapers and children’s comics
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    • Children shared books, comics and newspapers with a family member or friend to see how much literature they could get through in a week.
    • Do I go for a long wander around London or do I stay in and finally sort out the piles of books, comics and magazines in the hallway?
    • During the publication of the monthly comic, one issue in particular stands out.
  • 2.1 (comics) North American Comic strips.
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    • We loaded the car up with snacks, comics, some storybooks and a selection of toys in order to keep up Zachery's interest.
    • He was not the caricature that cartoonists and comics had created.
    • Transparencies were made of the cartoons and comics to share with students.


late 16th century: via Latin from Greek kōmikos, from kōmos 'revel'.

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