Definition of hilarious in English:

hilarious

Syllabification: hi·lar·i·ous
Pronunciation: /həˈle(ə)rēəs
 
/

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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

hilariously

adverb
More example sentences
  • They are responsible for the hilariously animated set, the sight-gag props and cartoonishly rendered gore.
  • The plot is hilariously convoluted; each twist intentionally contradicting that which has come before.
  • Why do some actors write hilariously incoherent and over-the-top political commentary?

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