adjective com·i·cal \ˈkä-mi-kəl\

: causing laughter especially by being unusual or unexpected

Full Definition of COMICAL

obsolete :  of or relating to comedy
:  causing laughter especially because of a startlingly or unexpectedly humorous impact <wearing a comical expression>
com·i·cal·i·ty \ˌkä-mi-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
com·i·cal·ly \ˈkä-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of COMICAL

15th century

Synonym Discussion of COMICAL

laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, comic, comical mean provoking laughter or mirth. laughable applies to anything occasioning laughter <laughable attempts at skating>. ludicrous suggests absurdity that excites both laughter and scorn <a thriller with a ludicrous plot>. ridiculous suggests extreme absurdity, foolishness, or contemptibility <a ridiculous display of anger>. comic applies especially to what arouses thoughtful amusement <a comic character>. comical applies to what arouses spontaneous hilarity <a comical hat>.
COMICAL Defined for Kids


adjective com·i·cal \ˈkä-mi-kəl\

Definition of COMICAL for Kids

:  1funny 1, ridiculous <a comical sight>
com·i·cal·ly adverb


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