Definition of hilarious
: marked by or causing hilarity : extremely funny
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
And as the number of dissenters piled up, a few enterprising politicians took time out of their schedules to cook up some especially hilarious ways to tell Donald Trump to go kick rocks.
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This was hilarious to anyone not within her direct bubble, as her decision not to bring charges against anyone in the scalding death of inmate Darren Rainey made her persona non grata among vast swaths of the Democratic voting base.
As such, there wasn’t much new information available at E3, but there was a hilarious new trailer.
But during Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, the daytime hosts brought the party into the night to present an award—and totally stole the show with their hilarious banter.
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Origin and Etymology of hilarious
irregular from Latin hilarus, hilaris cheerful, from Greek hilaros
First Known Use: circa 1840See Words from the same year
HILARIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hilarious for English Language Learners
: very funny
HILARIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of hilarious for Students
: very funny
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