Adjective "Humorous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈhjuːm(ə)rəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Causing laughter and amusement; comic.
  1. 'Some of the humorous incidents described in the book are incisively hilarious.'
  2. 'A dancer of unusual physical wit and sharp comic timing, his own works are frequently humorous in style.'
  3. 'And despite their boring reputation, they read more humorous books than any other profession.'
  4. 'When he eventually got to his feet, he was witty enough to see the humorous side of his experimentation.'
  5. 'A sluggish middle leads to a humorous and ironic ending as the dancers swap their threadbare garb for sequinned hipsters.'
  6. 'He entertained guests at the official luncheon with humorous tales during his time as editor.'
  7. 'His unique style with witty delivery and humorous asides kept the show humming along.'
  8. 'If they ever did come to earth, they would probably attempt to live among us with vaguely humorous results.'
  9. 'My initial thoughts were to write this story in a dark, humorous way to ensure entertaining reading.'
  10. 'The players freely adjusted their lines, as well as their costumes and props, for humorous effect.'
  11. 'his humorous grey eyes'
  12. 'However, those close to him speak of a kindly, compassionate and humorous man.'
  13. 'He had never been the most humorous of people, but this wasn't at all funny.'
  14. 'My parents were very humorous so they let it slide and made a joke out of it because none of the charges were enforced.'
  15. 'He rolls his eyes while he says this and Annie senses the entirety of his humorous tone.'
  16. 'I just have to put on a funny walk so everyone else thinks I'm being humorous rather than feeling the aftereffects.'
  17. 'I think it's better to be a little bit humorous, not just lugubrious if you can help it.'

Definitions

1. characterized by humor; funny; comical: a humorous anecdote.

2. having or showing the faculty of humor; droll; facetious: a humorous person.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be humorous."

"ads can be humorous."

"stories can be humorous."

"views can be humorous."

"tales can be humorous."

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Origin

(humorous)