Definition of humorous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͞omərəs/


1Causing lighthearted laughter and amusement; comic: a humorous and entertaining talk
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  • The Web site also contains hilarious photos, humorous comics and cartoon strips.
  • There seems to be an unwritten law that football songs should be comic or humorous, or at least not too serious.
  • My initial thoughts were to write this story in a dark, humorous way to ensure entertaining reading.
amusing, funny, comic, comical, entertaining, diverting, witty, jocular, jocose, lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek, wry, facetious, laughable, risible;
hilarious, uproarious, riotous, zany, farcical, droll
informal priceless, side-splitting, gut-busting, rib-tickling, knee-slapping, thigh-slapping
1.1Having or showing a sense of humor: his humorous gray eyes
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  • He rolls his eyes while he says this and Annie senses the entirety of his humorous tone.
  • My parents were very humorous so they let it slide and made a joke out of it because none of the charges were enforced.
  • I just have to put on a funny walk so everyone else thinks I'm being humorous rather than feeling the aftereffects.



Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with humorous

humerus, numerous

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Syllabification: hu·mor·ous

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