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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kom-i-kuh l]
    • /ˈkɒm ɪ kəl/
    • /ˈkɒm.ɪ.kəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kom-i-kuh l]
    • /ˈkɒm ɪ kəl/

Definitions of comical word

  • adjective comical If you describe something as comical, you mean that it makes you want to laugh because it seems funny or silly. 3
  • adjective comical causing laughter 3
  • adjective comical ludicrous; laughable 3
  • adjective comical causing amusement; humorous; funny; droll 3
  • adjective comical of or fit for comedy 3
  • adjective comical producing laughter; amusing; funny: a comical fellow. 1

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Origin of comical

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at comic, -al1

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Parts of speech for Comical


comical popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

comical usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for comical

adj comical

  • whimsical — given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious: a pixyish, whimsical fellow.
  • funny — providing fun; causing amusement or laughter; amusing; comical: a funny remark; a funny person.
  • farcical — pertaining to or of the nature of farce.
  • humorous — Archaic. moist; wet.
  • ludicrous — causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency.

adjective comical

  • rib-tickling — very amusing; funny or hilarious: a book of rib-tickling stories.
  • amusing — Someone or something that is amusing makes you laugh or smile.
  • sidesplitting — convulsively uproarious: sidesplitting laughter.
  • hilarious — arousing great merriment; extremely funny: a hilarious story; a hilarious old movie.

Antonyms for comical

adj comical

  • sensible — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  • dramatic — of or relating to the drama.
  • tragic — characteristic or suggestive of tragedy: tragic solemnity.
  • logical — according to or agreeing with the principles of logic: a logical inference.
  • wise — having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.

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