Definition of hilarious in English:

hilarious

Line breaks: hil¦ari|ous
Pronunciation: /hɪˈlɛːrɪəs
 
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adjective

1Extremely amusing: her hilarious novel
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
very funny, extremely amusing, hysterically funny, hysterical, uproarious, riotous, farcical, side-splitting, rib-tickling, too funny for words; humorous, entertaining, comic, chucklesome
informal priceless, a scream, a hoot
dated killing, killingly funny
1.1 archaic Boisterously merry: the meal was noisy and hilarious
More example sentences
  • Rachel from north London recalls an hilarious conversation with Sir Ian Blair.
Synonyms
amusing, entertaining, animated, high-spirited, lively, funny, witty, droll, merry, jolly, jovial, jocular, mirthful, cheerful, vivacious, sparkling, uproarious, boisterous, noisy, rowdy
informal wacky

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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