Definition of comical in English:


Syllabification: com·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˈkämək(ə)l


Amusing: a series of comical misunderstandings
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  • 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.


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



Pronunciation: /ˌkäməˈkalitē/
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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.


Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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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.

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