Definition of hilarious in English:

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hilarious

Pronunciation: /həˈlerēəs/

adjective

1Extremely amusing: a hilarious dialogue from characters we never meet again
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  • Write an extremely best selling novel about my hilarious life in poverty and sell the TV and Film rights.
  • The Web site also contains hilarious photos, humorous comics and cartoon strips.
  • It was here that the dialogue reached hilarious, and this troupe had a knack for that level of funny.
1.1Boisterously merry: an old man was in hilarious conversation with three young men
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  • Rachel from north London recalls an hilarious conversation with Sir Ian Blair.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin hilaris (from Greek hilaros 'cheerful') + -ous. The sense 'exceedingly amusing' dates from the 1920s.

Words that rhyme with hilarious

Aquarius, calcareous, Darius, denarius, gregarious, multifarious, nefarious, omnifarious, precarious, Sagittarius, senarius, Stradivarius, temerarious, various, vicarious
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