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

Definition of comical in English:

adjective

Amusing, especially in a ludicrous or absurd way: a series of comical misunderstandings
More example sentences
  • It made me jump at first, but once I was used to it, I found them strangely comical.
  • Both were ridiculously funny in what must be two of the best comical roles ever written.
  • And then she made a big comical show of shaking her watch and holding it up to her ear.
Synonyms
funny, comic, humorous, droll, chucklesome, witty, waggish, facetious, light-hearted, jocular, hilarious, hysterically funny;
informaljokey, wacky, side-splitting, rib-tickling, killing, killingly funny, priceless, a scream, a hoot, a laugh
informal, , dateda card, a caution
archaicsportive
rarejocose
North American informalwacko
British informalrum

Derivatives

comicality

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Pronunciation: /kɒmɪˈkalɪti/
noun ( archaic)
Example sentences
  • ‘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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with comical

agronomical, anatomical, astronomical, economical, gastronomical, physiognomical

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