Definition of comical in English:


Line breaks: com|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmɪk(ə)l




Pronunciation: /-ˈkalɪti/
noun ( • archaic )
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  • ‘I have become increasingly convinced that great men have strong elements of comicality in them,’ he remarks.
  • Both, far from being impressive, still less frightening, have a kind of burlesque vulgarity, even a comicality about them, which might have been effective in a different context.
  • What he dubs the perfection of misunderstanding in his hands becomes both an admirable description of the film's comicality and the basis of narrative structure.


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  • This is due to inept police work and comically bad prosecutions.
  • The whole place was almost comically primed for trouble.
  • He comically scrunches his long, sharp nose, to show he's sniffing the winds of change.


late Middle English (in the sense 'relating to or in the style of comedy'): from Latin comicus (see comic) + -al.

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