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 anecdote>b : possessing, indicating, or expressive of an ability to be funny or to be amused by things that are funny : posessing, 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>
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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