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

Keep scrolling for more

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

With uproarious derisiveness yet also empathetic warmth, Jarmusch borrows a small but solid batch of horror-movie tropes to evoke an existential tabula rasa with (almost) no way out. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, "“The Dead Don’t Die,” Reviewed: Jim Jarmusch’s Fiercely Political Zombie Comedy," 14 June 2019 The uproarious laughter of the two and their having fun at my expense. Josephine Yurcaba, Teen Vogue, "Why Assault Memories are 'Indelible' for Some Survivors and Other Details May Be Lacking," 28 Sep. 2018 These renditions—precise, uproarious, tender—have earned her two Emmys, an army of devotees, and a rising career in film. Vanessa Chow, Glamour, "Introducing Kate McKinnon, Movie Star," 26 June 2018 The essentials: Michael Frayn’s uproarious 1982 farce-within-a-farce takes us both behind and in front of the scenes of a third-rate theatrical tour, where titanic egos and tiny talents clash. F. Kathleen Foley, latimes.com, "The 99-Seat Beat: 'ICE," 'Noises Off,' 'Bad Jews' and more," 27 Apr. 2018 The uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense. Anna North, Vox, "Susan Collins was supposed to be different," 5 Oct. 2018 The plot may sound like the setup for a schmaltzy rom com, but Catastrophe approaches everything from alcoholism and infidelity to motherhood with uproarious frankness. Justine Harman, Glamour, "Sharon Horgan Is the Realest Mother on TV," 4 July 2018 Director Ryan Bergmann is another holdover from the original production, as is his blissfully accomplished cast, spearheaded by Drew Droege in a flouncing, uproarious drag turn that brings down the house. F. Kathleen Foley, latimes.com, "Lust, secrets, murder: Dive into the drag-rific world of 'Die, Mommy, Die!'," 17 May 2018 One’s soothing; one’s sly; and one’s downright uproarious. New York Times, "Brief Tales for New Readers and Little Listeners From Philip Stead and More," 29 June 2018

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.

See More

First Known Use of uproarious

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about uproarious

Dictionary Entries near uproarious








Statistics for uproarious

Last Updated

23 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for uproarious

The first known use of uproarious was in 1800

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for uproarious



English Language Learners Definition of uproarious

: very noisy
: extremely funny

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on uproarious

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with uproarious

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for uproarious

Spanish Central: Translation of uproarious

Nglish: Translation of uproarious for Spanish Speakers

Comments on uproarious

What made you want to look up uproarious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing courage and determination

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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