in hysterics


: laughing very hard
The audience was in hysterics throughout the movie.

Examples of in hysterics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Russell brothers had barely finished the signature routine of the act — a bit involving the boys dressed as immigrant servant girls that had traditionally left audiences in hysterics — before a soundtrack of boos filled the theater. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 19 Dec. 2023 In the blooper, Henchy started giggling after looking at Shields’ funny interruption and then lost her place in the song, causing her famous mom to also break out in hysterics. Kaitlyn Huamani, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 Lynskey's impersonation had Fallon, 48, and the rest of the audience in hysterics. Glenn Garner, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2023 On the night of June 7, 2021, Murdaugh called the police in hysterics. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 25 Jan. 2023 While folks always think The Lost Daughter actress' looks are incredible, this bold one had them in hysterics. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 10 Dec. 2022 The first was a hardcore contingent of LGBTQ+ fans, a good many of whom were in hysterics before a punchline was even delivered. Charles McNultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2022 While critics were divided, the audience was in hysterics. Callahan Tormey, Town & Country, 8 May 2022 The moment was enough for viewers to be in hysterics, the incident trending on Twitter Saturday morning. Ryan Parker, Billboard, 20 Feb. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'in hysterics.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near in hysterics

Cite this Entry

“In hysterics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!