Definition of humorous
1 obsolete : humid
2a : full of or characterized by that quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous : full of or characterized by humor : funny humorous stories shared a humorous anecdoteb : possessing, indicating, or expressive of an ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny : possessing, indicating, or expressive of a sense of humor a humorous writer studied his own life … with a shrewd and humorous eye — Harrison Smith
Examples of humorous in a Sentence
The book is very humorous.
the humorous moments in an otherwise somber affair
Recent Examples of humorous from the Web
Cosby's lawyers said the stories were meant to be humorous and couldn't be considered evidence.
Lucky's friendliness has opened doors for my photography with the Amish, and has provided many humorous photo ops.
This has triggered a flood of scholarly and/or humorous papers over the years, trying to reconcile this apparent error.
Latour congratulated the students on their outstanding accomplishments, especially for earning $8.5 million in scholarships collectively as a class, as well as shared his own humorous memories with the graduating class.
Sometimes, police work provides you humorous moments.
The elevator car briefly pauses four or five times during the ride for humorous prison break video scenes with the Guardians.
A gifted writer, Valdez was also a warmhearted and humorous man, beloved by many of his colleagues, and his killing aroused grief and outrage that seemed unprecedented.
Douglas Hofstadter, Marvin Minsky, and other speakers will present theories of irony and discuss humorous aspects of human-machine interaction.
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Origin and Etymology of humorous
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of humorous
HUMOROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of humorous for English Language Learners
: causing laughter
HUMOROUS Defined for Kids
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