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Definition of comic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1amusing and making you laugh a comic monologue/story The play is both comic and tragic. She can always be relied on to provide comic relief (= something to make you laugh) at a boring party. He wore a red nose and novelty glasses for comic effect.
  2. 2[only before noun] connected with comedy (= entertainment that is funny and that makes people laugh) a comic opera a comic actor Woody Allen is a comic genius.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: comic

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