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

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The show spurred such uproarious communal laughter that the experience was transformative, Abrams said. Deborah Vankin, latimes.com, "J.J. Abrams, theater producer: First ‘The Play That Goes Wrong,’ then two magic shows," 2 July 2019 This is a boisterous ensemble, capable of some awesome vocal octet harmonies and uproarious celebratory dances. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Review: 'The Scottsboro Boys’ a searing, spirited, well-told tale of racial injustice at Playhouse on Park," 1 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of uproarious

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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English Language Learners Definition of uproarious

: very noisy
: extremely funny

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