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Comic vs. Clown — What's the Difference?

Comic vs. Clown — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Comic and Clown

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Comic

Causing or meant to cause laughter
A comic monologue

Clown

A clown is a person who wears a unique makeup-face and flamboyant costume, performing comedy in a state of open-mindedness (by reversing folkway-norms) all while using physical comedy.

Comic

A comedian
He is training as a stand-up comic

Clown

A comic entertainer, especially one in a circus, wearing a traditional costume and exaggerated make-up
A circus clown

Comic

A periodical containing comic strips, intended chiefly for children
The shop sold newspapers and children's comics
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Clown

An unsophisticated country person; a rustic.

Comic

Characteristic of or having to do with comedy.

Clown

Behave in a comical or playful way
Harvey clowned around pretending to be a dog

Comic

Of or relating to comic strips.

Clown

A buffoon or jester who entertains by jokes, antics, and tricks in a circus, play, or other presentation.

Comic

Amusing; humorous
A comic situation involving the family's pets.

Clown

One who jokes and plays tricks.

Comic

A comedian.

Clown

A coarse, rude, vulgar person; a boor.

Comic

A person whose behavior elicits laughter.

Clown

A peasant; a rustic.

Comic

Comics Comic strips.

Clown

To behave like a buffoon or jester.

Comic

A comic book.

Clown

To perform as a buffoon or jester.

Comic

A source of humor in art or life.

Clown

To krump, especially in clown makeup.

Comic

Pertaining to comedy, as a literary genre.
Comic genius
A comic stereotype

Clown

A slapstick performance artist often associated with a circus and usually characterized by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig.

Comic

Using the techniques of comedy, as a composition, performer etc; amusing, entertaining.

Clown

A person who acts in a silly fashion.
He was regarded as the clown of the school, always playing pranks.

Comic

Unintentionally humorous; amusing, ridiculous.

Clown

A stupid or badly-behaved person.

Comic

A comedian.
She started out as a joke-writer on the radio, and first performed as a comic at the ages of 30.

Clown

(obsolete) A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an illbred person; a boor.

Comic

A story composed of cartoon images arranged in sequence, usually with textual captions; a graphic novel.

Clown

(obsolete) One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl; a yokel.

Comic

(British) A children's magazine.

Clown

A clownfish.

Comic

Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.
I can not for the stage a drama lay,Tragic or comic, but thou writ'st the play.

Clown

To act in a silly or playful fashion.

Comic

Causing mirth; ludicrous.

Clown

To ridicule.

Comic

A comedian.

Clown

A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor.

Comic

A professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

Clown

One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.
The clown, the child of nature, without guile.

Comic

Arousing or provoking laughter;
An amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
An amusing fellow
A comic hat
A comical look of surprise
Funny stories that made everybody laugh
A very funny writer
It would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
A mirthful experience
Risible courtroom antics

Clown

The fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc.
The clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are tickle o'the sere.

Comic

Of or relating to or characteristic of comedy;
Comic hero

Clown

To act as a clown; - with it.
Beshrew me, he clowns it properly indeed.

Clown

A rude or vulgar fool

Clown

A person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Clown

Act as or like a clown

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