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

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of uproarious was in 1800

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“Uproarious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uproarious. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

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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