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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
Recent Examples on the Web Center Stage would eventually inspire two sequels — 2008’s Center Stage: Turn It Up and 2016’s Center Stage: On Pointe — but its most uproarious encore was felt in the real world. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Center Stage Is Still The Best Goddamn Ballet Movie Of Our Time," 24 Apr. 2020 But the real scene-stealer of this movie is an uproarious Richard Pryor as Charlie Snow, an outfielder who tries to break the color barrier by posing as a Cuban named Carlos Nevada, then a Native American named Chief Takahoma. Bruce Fretts, New York Times, "With Baseball Benched, These Movies Make Good Relievers," 1 Apr. 2020 Caddyshack: There has to be room for at least one uproarious comedy that people will be quoting for the rest of their lives. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Missing Bay Area sports? Watch one of these 10 greatest sports movies of all time," 14 Mar. 2020 The heart of this play belongs not to the unrequited romances — of which there are plenty — but to the wry wit and uproarious slapstick of it all. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "Review: The accent is on the hilarious at the Denver Center’s “Twelfth Night”," 30 Nov. 2019 There is observational poetry in the wide-ranging dialogue, which veers from uproarious braggadocio and hard-edged confrontations to poignant revelations and confessions. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: The 1978 Film That Inspired Robert Redford to Found Sundance," 1 Apr. 2020 The Surfers made quite the unprintable name for themselves in the 1980s with a bizarre blend of uproarious and nihilistic punk music and equally demented stage shows. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes talks about his debut young adult novel," 9 Jan. 2020 Director Aaron Posner saw analogies between this era of women’s liberation and the Bard’s uproarious play, which sees scheming Falstaff’s plan to bilk wealthy wives of their fortunes unravel when the women band together. Washington Post, "15 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 13 Jan. 2020 Despite their 21-16 loss in Green Bay three months go, the Vikings are the better team and will prove it before 66,655 uproarious in-stadium spectators. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters says Vikings are better team, will beat Packers," 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of uproarious

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 1 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uproarious

: very noisy
: extremely funny

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