Examples of hilarious in a Sentence
- 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
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved (by children) and reviled (by critics and librarians) book, is quirky, well acted, often hilarious, and visually sumptuous, but don't go to it expecting sweetness in anything except the title. —Richard Alleva, Commonweal, 12 Aug. 2005
- In fairness, McEnroe does have genuine passion for the game, and his willingness to take on the sport's sacred cows is admirable. His candor and hilarious random ruminations as an analyst make even the most lopsided matches worth watching. —Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated, 17 Sept. 2001
- Since his material is genuinely funny, at times hilarious, it makes for a smashing use of audio as a unique entertainment medium. Sedaris has an unexpectedly high-pitched voice that comes across as majorly mischievous in its delivery … —Publishers Weekly, 5 May 1997
Some people don't like his comedy, but I think he's hilarious.
She gave us a hilarious account of her first days as a teacher.
Recent Examples of hilarious from the Web
Between the speeches, introductions, commercials, and hilarious segues from host Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars are quite the marathon.
Since then, Mendy has been playing the role of Man City's hype man, showing his support for his team on Twitter and Instagram with some hilarious posts.
The hilarious Tiffany Haddish, who already had stolen the show during the red carpet by introducing herself in comic fashion to Meryl Streep, provided some of the broadcast’s heartiest laughs while presenting with Maya Rudolph.
This hilarious and a-plus video even features Chucky Klapow, who was one of the main choreographers for all three movies.
Watch the hilarious game above, and get ready to laugh.
With all the Broadway pizzazz anyone could want, the hilarious Something Rotten! has arrived at the Academy of Music (through March 4) with codpieces blazing and couplets rhyming.
To be fair, every woman who gives birth deserves a Ferrari—and paid maternity leave, for that matter—but the fact that Jenner already lives such a fabulous lifestyle makes this new Ferrari hilarious...and a bit ridiculous.
Your pizza is weighed by the ounce, which is both hilarious and kind of daunting.
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Origin and Etymology of hilarious
First Known Use: circa 1840See Words from the same year
antic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, funny, humorous, hysterical (also hysteric), killing, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious;
HILARIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hilarious for English Language Learners
: very funny
HILARIOUS Defined for Kids
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