adjective \hi-ˈler-ē-əs, hī-\

: very funny

Full Definition of HILARIOUS

:  marked by or causing hilarity :  extremely funny
hi·lar·i·ous·ly adverb
hi·lar·i·ous·ness noun

Examples of HILARIOUS

  1. Some people don't like his comedy, but I think he's hilarious.
  2. She gave us a hilarious account of her first days as a teacher.
  3. Raymond is different, so well written and acted, so perfectly pitched, that even the silences, especially the silences, are hilarious. It makes comedy look easy. —James Morris, Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2005


irregular from Latin hilarus, hilaris cheerful, from Greek hilaros
First Known Use: circa 1840


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