Definition of humorous in English:


Line breaks: hu¦mor|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːm(ə)rəs




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  • The former speak plainly, clearly and humorously.
  • He is embarrassed at his inability to look humorously at himself.
  • Gradually and humorously the two begin an unlikely romance.


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  • He manifested a continual subtle humorousness like some stream of life.
  • Immediately after each scene, participants were asked to rate humorousness of the scene on a scale ranging from neutral to extremely funny.
  • We instructed the participants to read each one and to indicate its humorousness by providing a rating from 1 to 5 in the space next to it.


Note that although humor is the American spelling of humour, humorous is not an American form. This word is spelled the same way in both British and American English, and the spelling humourous is regarded as an error.

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