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
Both Trump’s legal strategy (if there is one) and Rudy’s reputation were in tatters well before this frequently hilarious and wholly unhinged media tour.
Figure skater Adam Rippon gave a hilarious and touching tribute to his mother and to mothers everywhere.
The results are equal parts hilarious and affecting.
This is hilarious and such a good observation about the way Bernard/Arnold observes the world over the top of his glasses, forever perched on the end of his nose like readers.
The first one was hilarious and a surprise monster hit.
The results, unsurprisingly, are hilarious and relatable.
As expected, Haddish was hilarious but not just for telling jokes.
Cadenza is a new character created especially for the live-action BATB who will probably be temperamental and hilarious and kind of like Nigel from the Devil Wears Prada.
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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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