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
The singer and father of two had a hilarious bonding moment with one of his 6-month-old twins Wednesday, spitting water into the air in an impressive imitation of the water-dwelling mammal.
Kroll, especially, is hilarious as a d-bag rival to Dax who’s super-invested not just in reliving Dax’s formative childhood traumas but also propping up the movie’s product placement.
The hashtag, which imagines Civil War era-esque prose with a (sometimes hilarious) modern twist, seems to be in response to conservative talk show host Alex Jones, who tweeted Monday that Democrats planned to launch a civil war on July 4.
During my London visit, Depp is alternately hilarious, sly and incoherent.
Finding some hilarious moments of comic relief, yes.
Prince William and Prince Charles riding horseback together led to one pretty hilarious father-son bonding moment, as their bearskin hats appeared to slip down over both their eyes during the procession.
Reading Irby, creator of the blog Bitches Gotta Eat, is like getting the most hilarious and honest late-night text from your best friend and if that can’t keep you company on the beach this summer, nothing will.
But in honor of Mother’s Day, the late-night host decided to switch things up by having his guests share hilarious texts from their moms instead.
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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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