up·​roar·​i·​ous | \ ˌəp-ˈrȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce uproarious (audio) \

Definition of uproarious

1 : marked by uproar
2 : very noisy and full
3 : extremely funny an uproarious comedy

Other Words from uproarious

uproariously adverb
uproariousness noun

Examples of uproarious in a Sentence

the movie follows the comic duo through a series of outrageous and uproarious escapades visited the site where the action movie was being filmed only to find a chaotic, uproarious set
Recent Examples on the Web Kids who found Kung Fu Panda uproarious should enjoy this raucous adventure, while parents will be amused by Jackson's always-sharp delivery and Cera's deadpan wit. Lauren Morgan, EW.com, 13 May 2022 Prize-winning meta musical arrives on Broadway with its uproarious dialogue, complex psychology and eclectic score intact. New York Times, 26 Apr. 2022 The musical ensemble featured six men who blended sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Apr. 2022 Emile's story was met with an audible gasp from the audience, followed by uproarious applause. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 4 Apr. 2022 Hawkins takes the old gags of hiding behind a potted plant and fishing for a loose hat to uproarious new heights, while Berg, with help from her ladies-in-waiting, breaks ground with possibly the funniest use in theater of a functioning garden hose. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 The bulk of this series tracks the fame-chasing shenanigans of the two much older siblings of a Justin Bieber–like pop star, to uproarious effect. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 1 Mar. 2022 Team introductions saw uproarious applause for Baker, Bibb and Garrett – along with thunderous cheers for out-of-town celebrities like rapper Jack Harlow, comedian Tiffany Haddish and musician Kane Brown. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 18 Feb. 2022 Throughout the track, the movement is uproarious, prone to outbursts, gurgling bass, chattering drums, and squawking sax. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 1 Feb. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'uproarious.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of uproarious

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About uproarious

Time Traveler for uproarious

Time Traveler

The first known use of uproarious was in 1800

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near uproarious




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for uproarious

Last Updated

18 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Uproarious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uproarious. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on uproarious

Nglish: Translation of uproarious for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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