comic


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Synonyms for comic

Synonyms for comic

a person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter

Synonyms for comic

a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

arousing or provoking laughter

of or relating to or characteristic of comedy

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It was late before the Archon granted a comic chorus to a poet; the performers were till then voluntary.
There was the soul of Cratinus - passable: Aristophanes - racy: Plato exquisite not your Plato, but Plato the comic poet; your Plato would have turned the stomach of Cerberus - faugh
It would have been better perhaps for me to feel the comic side of it.
He vaguely felt that something should be done about this, and in a general manner proposed to do it, for he was on his way to explore a society abounding in comic aspects.
I bless and wed you," said the painter, with comic unction, laying his hands upon the heads of the lovers.
I, even I, have won a great victory for the Comic Muse.
These and the rest of a shy man's troubles are always very amusing to other people, and have afforded material for comic writing from time immemorial.
1276b] say the men are the same, but the city is different: for if a city is a community, it is a community of citizens; but if the mode of government should alter, and become of another sort, it would seem a necessary consequence that the city is not the same; as we regard the tragic chorus as different from the comic, though it may probably consist of the same performers: thus every other community or composition is said to be different if the species of composition is different; as in music the same hands produce different harmony, as the Doric and Phrygian.
His red face was shining with sweat, and he had a look of comic agitation, but there was in his round, surprised eyes an eager light.
Master Charmolue exhibited an alarming note book, and began to read, with many gestures and the exaggerated accentuation of the pleader, an oration in Latin, wherein all the proofs of the suit were piled up in Ciceronian periphrases, flanked with quotations from Plautus, his favorite comic author.
He was a charlatan but a successful charlatan, and in that was always something for the comic spirit to rejoice in.
Serve `em all jolly well right, and I'd go and sing comic songs on the ruins.
I have always had a great love for the absolutely unreal, the purely fanciful in all the arts, as well as of the absolutely real; I like the one on a far lower plane than the other, but it delights me, as a pantomime at a theatre does, or a comic opera, which has its being wholly outside the realm of the probabilities.
You are a comic little figure, hopping from the cradle to the grave.
Just to show you, I wrote half a dozen jokes last night for the comic weeklies; and just as I was going to bed, the thought struck me to try my hand at a triolet - a humorous one; and inside an hour I had written four.