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1 Comic adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by comedy. 2. acting in or writing comedies: a comic actor. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of comedy; a comic sense. -n. 4. a comic actor of comedian. 5. informal. a. See comic book. b. comics, comic strips. . . .
Comedy n. 1. a play, movie, etc. of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending. 2. the branch of the drama that concerns itself with this form of composition. 3. the comic element of drama, of literature generally, or of life. 4. any comic or humorous incident or series of incidents. [ME comedye < ML cõmédia = L, cõmėdia < Gk Kõmõidia = kõmõd(õs) comedian [Kõmo(s) merrymaking + aoidõs singer) + -ia -y3]
[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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