Adjective "Funny" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈfʌni/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Causing laughter or amusement; humorous.
  1. 'the play is hilariously funny'
  2. 'No funny stories, no amusing anecdotes just a proud Dad sending his baby off into the big wide world of further education.'
  3. 'He was caring and he could keep you entertained with his funny stories and wonderful sense of fun.'
  4. 'His wacky personality seems anything but morbid in the film, where he mugs for the camera and tells funny stories about his life.'
  5. 'Sam begins to tell a hilariously funny story about taking the test we just got back, and David adds in a few biting comments of his own.'
  6. 'Michael, your note makes me think of the everyday action of telling friends stories - especially funny ones.'
  7. 'But many of the stories are also hilariously funny, deeply celebratory, or just plain quirky.'
  8. 'Some hospitals now have special rooms, where patients can go to read humorous books and watch funny videos.'
  9. 'As well as giving a detailed portfolio of all the contestants Liam also kept everyone in high spirits with his funny stories and famous race and match commentaries.'
  10. 'He had an amazing talent of exaggerating events that wouldn't even seem funny, into hilarious stories.'
  11. 'About that funny story, we were in Las Vegas and were gambling.'
  12. 'A Royal Mail spokesman insists that this is a serious problem and not funny at all.'
Difficult to explain or understand; strange or curious.
  1. 'It's a funny thing about living in New York City - all these windows facing windows, lives facing lives.'
  2. 'And the funny thing we got married and that's also the day of her birthday.'
  3. 'In some ways, she was better, by temperament, she was better poised to be a royal than the queen, which is a funny thing when you kind of think about it.'
  4. 'Even though I'd eaten a few hours ago, appetite in the Andes is a funny thing and a little goes a long way, so my breakfast of potatoes was still weighing heavily on my stomach.'
  5. 'The funny thing, is I'm not really angry at the guy either.'
  6. '‘It's a funny thing, this business,’ he explains with a self-conscious grin.'
  7. 'Of course, the funny thing about this is that I remember chasing after my own car.'
  8. 'It's kind of hard to tell though, and the funny thing about exams is, the moment you come out of the room you just don't care about them any more.'
  9. 'Journalism's a funny thing: we don't have to pass any tests to work as reporters, and we can't be disbarred.'
  10. 'It would seem to me that it is a funny old world.'
  11. 'there was something funny going on'
  12. 'it's funny how there are fashions in crime'
  13. 'the funny thing is I can't remember much about it'
  14. 'The funny thing is I am still surprised, hearing the words.'
  15. 'Me neither, but it's funny the kind of surprises you run into.'
  16. 'What is funny is the fact that I received this global e-mail in my university e-mail inbox this morning.'
  17. 'my eyes go all funny after a bit'
  18. 'It seems that corporations would want good problem-solvers, even if they were eccentric and dressed funny.'

noun

Amusing jokes.
  1. 'However, this has been another killer week for me, and therefore no funnies this time.'
  2. 'There were 4 or 5 funnies in it too, but, as is normally the case when I've had a manic week, my memory isn't functioning well, and I honestly can't remember what they were.'
  3. 'Sure, he was supremely polished and slick, but the content was like a soggy trifle, with precious few funnies for the diners.'
  4. 'There aren't many chief executives who, three weeks into their new job, are relaxed enough to crack a few funnies.'
  5. 'I cracked a few funnies and the assembled throng all guffawed maniacally.'
  6. 'I guess like most Americans I wait to have history played back to me in the papers, at the movies or on television, my own experiences of the time being lost somewhere amongst the commercial breaks and the funnies.'
  7. 'And although there are some good gags, such as the one about death by Kay's catalogue, there are too many cheap funnies about thong underwear.'
  8. 'Reid cracked a few funnies, but the heavy weight of his office prevented a repeat of a hilarious, near-the-knuckle speech at the same venue at a CBI dinner two years ago.'
  9. 'Hot off the email funnies comes possibly the best chicken joke ever?'
  10. 'I came across some funnies that appeal to my very English sense of humour.'
  11. 'Wrap presents in recycled paper, old calendars, outdated maps, the Sunday funnies, or children's artwork.'
  12. 'Some will say the funnies will not sound ‘real’ if the speech is correct.'
  13. 'It was wrapped very badly in the Sunday funnies in the newspaper.'
  14. 'However, as soon as they made their move for the mainstream the general public looked up from their newspaper, saw them, heard them, and went straight back to reading the funnies.'
  15. 'Will read the funnies, answer my mail, finish writing a column, and then see if I can walk to Central Park North before I have to get ready for dinner.'
  16. 'Of course, the real funnies are on the front pages of most papers these days.'
  17. 'I gravitated to comics really early on, like the funnies in the newspaper like Blondie, Beetle Bailey and Nancy.'
  18. 'Everyone who reads blogs reads them for the commentary; not the sports, not the funnies and not the coupons.'
  19. 'I remember the hallway where I ducked in had newspaper funnies stuck up on the doorways.'
  20. 'He writes something with great care on the margin of the funnies.'

Definitions

1. providing fun; causing amusement or laughter; amusing; comical: a funny remark; a funny person.

2. attempting to amuse; facetious: Did you really mean that or were you just being funny?

3. warranting suspicion; deceitful; underhanded: We thought there was something funny about those extra charges.

4. Informal. insolent; impertinent: Don't get funny with me, young man!

5. curious; strange; peculiar; odd: Her speech has a funny twang. noun, plura

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be funny in/at/on times."

"people can be funny in ways."

"people can be funny about people."

"versions can be funny at readings."

"statues can be funny to people."

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Origin

(funny)

Phrase

funny ha-ha (or funny peculiar)
I'm not being funny, but —
see the funny side (of something)
(oh) very funny!