up·​roar·​i·​ous | \ˌəp-ˈrȯr-ē-əs \

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

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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 In one uproarious scene, Spector becomes one of the first playwrights to find a way to make a Facebook comments cesspool work as live theater. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "In the de Young’s Wilsey Court, the eye that speaks," 9 May 2018 Brokelahomo!’’ features several of the uproarious chorus numbers that are often the high points of Orphans shows. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "It’s a wild, wild West in Landry’s ‘Brokelahomo!’," 2 May 2018 The 100 or so kids cheered each piece in what will probably be the most happily uproarious event of the tour. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Philadelphia Orchestra's first day in Israel: 'Want to hear more?' asks Yannick," 3 June 2018 Unlike Mork & Mindy, which had been filmed in front of a live studio audience that responded to his every ad-lib with uproarious laughter, The Crazy Ones used a single-camera format that was a poor fit for Robin’s talents. Dave Itzkoff, HWD, "Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams," 8 May 2018 The reaction of the studio audience to their first appearance was palpably uproarious. Scott Huver, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Bob Newhart Show' Was Almost Rebooted at CBS," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of uproarious

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of uproarious

: very noisy

: extremely funny

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