AskDefine | Define comical

Dictionary Definition

comical adj : arousing or provoking laughter; "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics" [syn: amusing, comic, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK) /ˈkɒmɪkəl/, /"kQmIk@l/
  • (US) /ˈkɑmɪkəl/, /"kAmIk@l/


  1. Being funny.
    It was a comical performance
  2. Being ridiculous.
    What a comical sight!


being funny
being ridiculous

See also

Extensive Definition

The term Comical may refer to:
  • Comedy, a type of theatrical drama
  • Comical Radio, a weekly radio show in New York City
  • The Comical, a free newspaper circulated in New York City
  • Comical, a Mac OS X and Windows comic book viewer. Can be compiled for Linux
comical in Portuguese: Comical

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