uproarious

adjective

up·​roar·​i·​ous ˌəp-ˈrȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce uproarious (audio)
1
: marked by uproar
2
: very noisy and full
3
: extremely funny
an uproarious comedy
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 And while Chile certainly isn’t hurting for irreverence ​​– just look at uproarious agitators KUINA and Guro – the prevailing trend is more aligned with R&B en español, as with silken projects like Kode and Bouncy Boys Band. Richard Villegas, Rolling Stone, 1 Apr. 2024 Tantalizing snippets from these presentations landed on TikTok (users rarely spill the juicy contents of the slideshows beyond their uproarious titles), inspiring other users to host their own get-togethers. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 25 Mar. 2024 The show always has a great mix of uproarious comedy, heartfelt moments, and social commentary. Travis Bean, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 And so, Maddie sets out to corrupt the naïve Percy, to uproarious effect. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 22 June 2023 With judge Carrie Ann Inaba seemingly making up her mind at the last minute, Williams and Murgatroyd were declared the battle's champs — and that ignited a fresh round of uproarious applause and cheers for the Brady Bunch star. EW.com, 15 Nov. 2023 The ensuing debauchery is neither as drug-fueled nor as uproarious; the indictment of Hamed and his cohorts (whether moral or legal) isn’t as subtle or damning. Michael Nordine, Variety, 8 Dec. 2023 Fallen Leaves is the latest work from the Finnish writer and director Aki Kaurismäki, who channels his country’s dry and mordant outlook on life into quietly uproarious material. David Sims, The Atlantic, 17 Nov. 2023 What a gift in trying times, to share in an uproarious experience with truly funny people. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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 17 Apr. 2024.

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uproarious

adjective
up·​roar·​i·​ous ˌə-ˈprōr-ē-əs How to pronounce uproarious (audio)
-ˈprȯr-
1
: marked by uproar
2
: extremely funny
uproariously adverb

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