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

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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 One of his specialties during the Beat Farmers’ typically uproarious performances was to jump from table to table, knocking drinks on cheering concertgoers in the process. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Beat Farmers, who rose from Spring Valley in 1983 to rock the world, celebrated on new/old double-album," 27 Mar. 2021 In an uproarious diary published last year, Sasha Swire, wife of Hugo Swire, a former British senior foreign minister, recalled meeting a taciturn Lebedev that weekend. Simon Usborne, Town & Country, "The Dizzying Social Rise of Russian Scion Evgeny Lebedev," 21 Feb. 2021 This setup often led to uproarious moments of improv, as in the sketch above, in which Oz starts strumming a frying pan like a banjo at the funniest possible moment. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "How to build the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational Muppet Show episode," 19 Feb. 2021 Lindsay’s laugh is uproarious, veering close to hysterics, and the absurdity of her reaction throws everyone into a tailspin. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, "Freaks and Geeks Finally Stretches Daniel’s Charm to Its Breaking Point," 4 Feb. 2021 In a nearly empty, ghostly quiet Superdome Sunday night, Saints quarterback Drew Brees likely played his last NFL game after driving uproarious crowds in this arena over the previous 14 years. Glenn Guilbeau, USA TODAY, "Saints' Drew Brees says he will 'give myself the opportunity to process the season' before talking retirement," 18 Jan. 2021 Fisher responded, drawing uproarious applause from the audience and chuckles from many corners of college football. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Three years in, it's time for Jimbo Fisher to earn his pay at Texas A&M with top-notch wins," 2 Oct. 2020 The uproarious music video, directed by Cole Bennett — and featuring a Mike Tyson cameo — debuted in March. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Taylor Swift! Lady Gaga! The Weeknd! Watch All the 2020 MTV VMAs Video of the Year Nominees," 28 Aug. 2020 Center Stage would eventually inspire two sequels — 2008’s Center Stage: Turn It Up and 2016’s Center Stage: On Pointe — but its most uproarious encore was felt in the real world. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Center Stage Is Still The Best Goddamn Ballet Movie Of Our Time," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of uproarious

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uproarious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uproarious. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uproarious

: very noisy
: extremely funny

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