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[kuh-mee-dik, -med-ik] /kəˈmi dɪk, -ˈmɛd ɪk/
of, relating to, or of the nature of comedy.
Also, comedical.
Origin of comedic
1630-40; < Latin cōmoedicus < Greek kōmōidikós, equivalent to kōmōid(ía) comedy + -ikos -ic
Related forms
comedically, adverb
Can be confused
comedic, comic, comical. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for comedic
  • She's not above taking the occasional comedic pratfall.
  • My point is, the best way to respond to absurdist and comedic political protests is with a bit of humor, not sanctimoniousness.
  • Not everyone can recognise satire or comedic exaggeration when they see it.
  • Their captivity was at times terrifying, at times darkly and absurdly comedic, and often uncertain.
  • But he also joined a gift for quick, clever, complex dialogue with a brilliant comedic physicality.
  • The comedic element of these videos brings your guard down a bit and helps you remember that these are people being abused.
  • But this would be an affront to how our comedic tastes and sense of humor have changed.
  • But the comedic element persists in even the direst of dramas.
  • But it also leads to comedic moments when his audience believes unfortunate things.
  • It's a well known comedic device to intentionally misspell names when pretending to having trouble recalling famous people.
British Dictionary definitions for comedic


of or relating to comedy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for comedic

1630s, from Latin comoedicus, from Greek komoidikos "pertaining to comedy," from komoidia (see comedy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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