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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: comicus, from Greek, from komos; COMEDY

comic

1 adjective
     
com‧ic1
amusing you and making you want to laugh [≠ tragic]:
a comic novel
comic writer/actress/performer etc (=someone who writes or performs things that make you laugh)
comic relief (=a situation in a serious story that makes you relax a little because it is funny)
The song provides some comic relief from the intensity of the scene.

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