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
These aren’t the usual superheroes, and this series will embrace the singular tone of the graphic novels — dark yet humorous, supernatural yet grounded in reality.
At the forefront of many of these innovations is Emirates airline, which touts its services with clever promotions and those humorous Jennifer Aniston ads.
Its first Paris Fashion Week show was being held — in a humorous touch — at the symbol of all things moneyed — Christie’s auction house.
In reality, this is a deeply sophisticated musical, touching and clever and, of course quite humorous.
North of Marshfield, Jurustic Park is a magical place where retired lawyer Clyde Wynia has sculpted a menagerie of creatures out of metal and now takes visitors on a humorous, whimsical tour of the creations.
The Miami Police Department’s Facebook page posted the humorous video.
But the jokes — the would-be humorous camaraderie with Yeager and his robot running buddies — are stale and unfunny.
A Conversation with Roy Clark is a humorous and enlightening time spent with a beloved icon of entertainment.
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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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