Definition of uproarious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈrôrēəs/


1Characterized by or provoking loud noise or uproar: an uproarious party
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  • I blushed and grabbed his hand to drag him away from the loud, uproarious crowd.
  • Long about the time of year we call November, Athens exploded in an uproarious, joyous, naughty celebration - the Great Dionysia, or Festival of Dionysos.
  • The ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with an uproarious festival commemorating their goddess of offspring and of springtime, Eastre.
riotous, rowdy, noisy, loud, wild, unrestrained, unruly, rip-roaring, rollicking, boisterous, rambunctious, knockabout
1.1Provoking loud laughter; very funny.
Example sentences
  • In the case of The Closet, we're dealing with a movie that is often cute and occasionally funny, but is not especially clever or truly uproarious.
  • This uproarious comedy about the questionable normalcy of a 1950s nuclear family under inspection by one of Eisenhower's agents only gets better the more it indulges its own silly irreverence.
  • The film is directed by Michael Winterbottom, and the end result is an outstanding and frequently uproarious telling of the Factory Records tale.



Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈrôrēəslē/
Example sentences
  • ‘The riotous events that follow hurtle uproariously through the life of this extraordinary man and hero of the people,’ explained a theatre spokesperson.
  • Rick's letters to me over the years were the most memorable correspondence I've ever received in my life - uproariously funny, human, and luminous with his love of life.
  • Certainly, the movie itself is uproariously amusing, but what helped to compensate for its shortness was some of the amusing extra features included with the DVD.


Example sentences
  • The men's vulnerability supplies the film with an odd, aching humour which complements the uproariousness of the strip scenes.
  • There was much appreciative uproariousness when I asked for seconds.
  • But it lacks the uproariousness of true humour.

Words that rhyme with uproarious

censorious, glorious, laborious, meritorious, notorious, uxorious, vainglorious, victorious

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Syllabification: up·roar·i·ous

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