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The following definitions are gathered from a variety of sources where the citation, either MLA or Chicago style, is provided underneath each definition.
Note: I am providing the information below, so that the reader can see the different interpretations and understanding of the words. It is best to GO to the source and look it up yourself, so that you can get a FULL picture of the subject. :-) Thank you.
“adj. 1. Characteristic of or having to do with comedy. 2. Of or relating to comic strips. 3. Amusing; humorous:... n. 1a. A comedian. b. A person whose behavior elicits laughter. 2a. Comics Comic strips. b. A comic book. 3. A source of humor in art or life.”
“Com·ic.” The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 4th ed. 2000. Print.
“adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by comedy:... 2. of or pertaining to a person who acts in or writes comedy:... 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of comedy:... 4. provoking laughter; humorous; funny; laughable. n. 5. a comedian. 6. See comic book. 7. comics, comic strips. 8. the comic, the element or quality of comedy in literature, art, drama, etc.:...”
“Com·ic.” Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2001. Print.
“adj. Causing or meant to cause laughter:... relating to or in the style of comedy:... n. 1 a comedian, esp. a professional one:... 2 (comics) comic strips.”
“Com·ic.” The New Oxford American Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2005. Print.
Related Terminologies -
“n. A book of comic strips or cartoons, often relating a sustained narrative.”
“Comic book.” The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 4th ed. 2000. Print.
“a magazine with one or more comic strips. Also called comic, funny book. [1940-45]”
“Comʹic bookʹ.” Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2001. Print.
“n. A usually humorous narrative sequence of cartoon panels:... 2. A series or serialization of such narrative sequences, usually featuring a regular cast of characters:...”
“Comic strip.” The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 4th ed. 2000. Print.
“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 newspaper and in an uninterrupted block or longer sequence of such strips in Sunday newspaper and in comic books. [1915-20, Amer.]”
“Comʹic stripʹ.” Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2001. Print.
“n. a sequence of drawings in boxes that tell an amusing story, typically printed in a newspaper or comic book.”
“Com·ic strip.” The New Oxford American Dictionary. 2nd ed. 2005. Print.
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