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My favorite kind of humor is basically, if it was happening to you, it wouldn't be funny, but to observe it, it's hilarious.
Bill Burr

Meaning of "hilarious" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HILARIOUS

From Latin hilaris glad, from Greek hilaros.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HILARIOUS

hilarious  [hɪˈlɛərɪəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HILARIOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hilarious is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HILARIOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hilarious

Humour

Humour or humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours, controlled human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—i.e., to be amused, to smile or laugh at something funny—and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by humour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. For example, young children may favour slapstick such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, whose purely physical nature makes it more accessible to them.

Definition of hilarious in the English dictionary

The definition of hilarious in the dictionary is very funny or merry.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HILARIOUS


Aquarius
əˈkwɛərɪəs
Arius
ˈɛərɪəs
Briareus
braɪˈɛərɪəs
burglarious
bɜːˈɡlɛərɪəs
calcareous
kælˈkɛərɪəs
carious
ˈkɛərɪəs
denarius
dɪˈnɛərɪəs
Galerius
ɡəˈlɛərɪəs
glaireous
ˈɡlɛərɪəs
glareous
ˈɡlɛərɪəs
gregarious
ɡrɪˈɡɛərɪəs
malarious
məˈlɛərɪəs
Marius
ˈmɛərɪəs
multifarious
ˌmʌltɪˈfɛərɪəs
nefarious
nɪˈfɛərɪəs
precarious
prɪˈkɛərɪəs
Sagittarius
ˌsædʒɪˈtɛərɪəs
Stradivarius
ˌstrædɪˈvɛərɪəs
various
ˈvɛərɪəs
vicarious
vɪˈkɛərɪəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HILARIOUS

hila
hilar
hilariously
hilariousness
hilarity
Hilary of Poitiers
Hilary term
Hilbert
hilch
Hildebrand
Hildebrandian
Hildebrandine
Hildegard of Bingen
Hildesheim
hilding
hill
hill climb
hill climber
hill climbing
hill country

WORDS THAT END LIKE HILARIOUS

bi-curious
curious
deleterious
delicious
delirious
furious
glorious
illustrious
industrious
inglorious
injurious
laborious
lugubrious
luxurious
meritorious
mysterious
notorious
serious
spurious
vainglorious
victorious

Synonyms and antonyms of hilarious in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HILARIOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hilarious» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hilarious

Translation of «hilarious» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HILARIOUS

Find out the translation of hilarious to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hilarious from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hilarious» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

欢闹的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hilarante
570 millions of speakers

English

hilarious
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उल्लसित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَرَح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

веселый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hilariante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অত্যধিক হাসিখুশি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hilarant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gembira
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

urkomisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

陽気な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

몹시 재미있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gumbira
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vui nhộn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெருங்களிப்புடைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खूप आनंदी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

neşeli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

divertente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wesoły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

смішний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hilar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξεκαρδιστικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hilarious
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mycket rolig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjempemorsom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hilarious

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HILARIOUS»

The term «hilarious» is very widely used and occupies the 8.383 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HILARIOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hilarious

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10 QUOTES WITH «HILARIOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hilarious.
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Uzo Aduba
Natasha Lyonne is fantastic on Twitter. She posts hilarious pictures. I don't even know where she finds some of them; it'll be like a random picture of a chinchilla kissing a lion or Bill Murray and Jim Belushi out on a boat or something.
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Christian Bale
I find what I do for a living really funny. I mean, acting is kind of a hilarious thing for a grown man to call a job.
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Annette Bening
I wanted to be a classical actress. I plodded along. I went to junior college in San Francisco, I was in a Repertory Company. My hero was Eva Le Gallienne, who was a great theater actress at the turn of the century who created her own company, and she wrote these hilarious autobiographies at the time.
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Kelli Berglund
I would love to work with Kristin Wiig one day. I find her hilarious, and I totally idolize her.
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Alison Brie
In my personal life, I'm hilarious! I was always a bit of a jokester.
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Cyrus Broacha
That is the problem with comedy in India. Spoofing sells. Come up with original comedy about the hilarious nation we are, with funny accents and odd rituals, and we get into trouble.
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Bill Burr
My favorite kind of humor is basically, if it was happening to you, it wouldn't be funny, but to observe it, it's hilarious.
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Edie Campbell
I have a really great show jacket from Lavalliere that's really well made, and I have a great pair of Gucci jodhpurs, which is hilarious.
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Mackenzie Crook
My son thinks I'm hilarious, but he's only 1.
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Rob Delaney
I'm crazy about Shakespeare, who was a notorious word inventor. And my wife is an English teacher, and she's hilarious.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HILARIOUS»

Discover the use of hilarious in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hilarious and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Hilarious Book of Heavenly Humor
Bestselling jokester Bob Phillips (more than 5.4 million books sold) and godly, goodly humor cartoonist Jonny Hawkins team up to take a lighthearted look at church, Bible characters and events, and faith in this collection that offers a bit ...
Bob Phillips, 2011
2
What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life
Along the way, Conway shares hilarious and often moving accounts of the glory days of The Carol Burnett Show; his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, and Dick Van Dyke; and his friendships with ...
Tim Conway, Jane Scovell, 2013
3
Creepiosity: A Hilarious Guide to the Unintentionally Creepy
In his hilarious yet disturbing (because it's so true) book Creepiosity: A Hilarious Guide to the Unintentionally Creepy, comedy writer David Bickel presents readers with 100 of the most unsettling everyday things, such as grown men in Boy ...
David Bickel, 2010
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Hilarious Hunting Cartoons
The best of hunting humor from America's most beloved sporting cartoonist.
John Troy, 2008
5
Revenge of the Lunch Ladies: The Hilarious Book of School Poetry
Kenn Nesbitt has created forty-five silly poems and songs all about school. Following the success of When the Teacher Isn't Looking, this book combines Nesbitt's talent and sense of humor to deliver a knee-slapping collection.
Kenn Nesbitt, 2012
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The Customer Is Not Always Right: Hilarious and Horrific ...
Whether it's a confrontation in the drive-through over not enough fries or arguing over a one-cent price difference on milk, this book proves the principle of the customer is always right can be dead wrong.
Adams, A.J., 2009
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The Awesome Book of Hilarious and Heavenly Cartoons
Jonny Hawkins offers more than 150 side-splitting cartoons that provide hilarious new perspectives on... well-known Bible stories and characters tidbits of spiritual wisdom common elements of contemporary Christian life With helpful indexes ...
Jonny Hawkins, 2012
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Hilarious Fishing Cartoons
The best of fishing humor from America's most beloved sporting cartoonist.
John Troy, 2008
9
Hilarious Jokes You Can Tell Anywhere
This amazing collection of Hilarious Jokes You Can Tell Anywhere has been culled by author Silvio Famularo over a lifetime.
Silvio Famularo, 2011
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The 2,320 Funniest Quotes: The Most Hilarious Quips and ...
Presents a collection of humorous quotes and quips, covering such topics as family, money, spouses, and politics.
Tom Corr, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HILARIOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hilarious is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch This Dad's Hilarious MTV Cribs-Style Tour of His Daughter's …
Dad-to-be Bryan Canatella wanted to show off his daughter's newly decorated nursery with his family and friends, so he offered a tour in the ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
Joel McHale Makes Hilarious Tiger Woods Joke during ESPYs …
... me right now? She wasn't married to him. Is she mad?" Joel said after the joke. Watch Joel McHale's jokes during his hilarious monologue! «Extra, Jul 15»
3
Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' is a hilarious 4-star ride | New York Post
“I don't really like to spoon,” says a panicked Amy (Amy Schumer), while being persuaded by her new boyfriend (Bill Hader) to spend the night. «New York Post, Jul 15»
4
Texas man has hilarious evidence of Jade Helm takeover - San …
Chris Martin has uncovered sinister evidence of the federal takeover of Texas arising from the Jade Helm 15 military exercise that began ... «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 15»
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Video: Hilarious CCTV shows one man's struggle to escape railings …
This hilarious CCTV video captures a late-night mishap suffered by a man who managed to fight with some railings and come off worse. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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J.J. Watt's College Teammate -- Exposes Hilarious MTV Cameo …
Did you know ... J.J. Watt was on an MTV reality-ish show before he became an NFL superstar???? His former college teammates did ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
7
Amazon Prime Day Turns Out to Be a (Hilarious) Dud for Some …
Who doesn't love a good deal? Amazon Prime Day is today and the online superstore is celebrating the special day with "more deals than ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
8
1D Fans React to Louis Baby News With Hilarious Harry Styles Memes
Harry Styles Is Pregnant With Louis Tomlinson's Baby in Hilarious One Direction Memes. Celebrity News Jul. 15, 2015 AT 6:40AM By Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon ... «Us Magazine, Jul 15»
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'Jim Gaffigan Show' is absolutely hilarious | The Salt Lake Tribune
Jim Gaffigan stars as Jim Gaffigan in "The Jim Gaffigan Show." That's a great thing. Gaffigan is, of course, one of the best standup comedians ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
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Five hilarious emails from Grantland's fake Mark Cuban inbox …
Grantland put together a hilarious fake inbox for Mark Cuban in light of the DeAndre Jordan fiasco. Here are a couple of our favorites: 1. Yahoo! «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»

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