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comic strip

a sequence of drawings, either in color or black and white, relating a comic incident, an adventure or mystery story, etc., often serialized, typically having dialogue printed in balloons, and usually printed as a horizontal strip in daily newspapers and in an uninterrupted block or longer sequence of such strips in Sunday newspapers and in comic books.
Origin of comic strip
1915-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Madge exclaimed, relapsing into comic-strip slang as she always did when greatly excited.

    The Secret of the Sundial Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
  • comic-strip characters occupied a large part of the memory of those who grew up with the names of characters from books.

British Dictionary definitions for comic-strip

comic strip

a sequence of drawings in a newspaper, magazine, etc, relating a humorous story or an adventure Also called strip cartoon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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