from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural The section of a newspaper containing mostly comic strips; -- called also funnies and funny papers. Many but not all newspapers have a comics section.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of comic.
  • noun An artistic medium consisting of juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer (also, comix)
  • noun A collection of comic strips
  • noun US The page of a newspaper especially devoted to comic strips


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