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I don't laugh that much, but I do like humorous books, and I like to entertain readers that way.
Jonathan Ames

Meaning of "humorous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HUMOROUS

humorous  [ˈhjuːmərəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HUMOROUS

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

WHAT DOES HUMOROUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

humorous

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 humorous in the English dictionary

The definition of humorous in the dictionary is funny; comical; amusing. Other definition of humorous is displaying or creating humour.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HUMOROUS


amorous
ˈæmərəs
clamorous
ˈklæmərəs
decamerous
dɪˈkæmərəs
dimerous
ˈdɪmərəs
equinumerous
ˌiːkwɪˈnjuːmərəs
glamorous
ˈɡlæmərəs
glamourous
ˈɡlæmərəs
humerus
ˈhjuːmərəs
innumerous
ɪnˈjuːmərəs
monomerous
mɒˈnɒmərəs
murmurous
ˈmɜːmərəs
nemorous
ˈnɛmərəs
numerous
ˈnjuːmərəs
octamerous
ɒkˈtæmərəs
oligomerous
ˌɒlɪˈɡɒmərəs
rumorous
ˈruːmərəs
timorous
ˈtɪmərəs
tumorous
ˈtjuːmərəs
unglamorous
ʌnˈɡlæmərəs
unhumorous
ʌnˈhjuːmərəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HUMOROUS

humor
humoral
humoralism
humoralist
humorally
humoresque
humorful
humorist
humoristic
humorless
humorlessly
humorlessness
humorously
humorousness
humorsome
humour
humourful
humourless
humourlessly
humourlessness

WORDS THAT END LIKE HUMOROUS

carnivorous
dangerous
decorous
dolorous
herbivorous
hypochlorous
indecorous
insectivorous
malodorous
microporous
nonporous
phosphorous
porous
rancorous
rigorous
sonorous
splendorous
stertorous
traitorous
vaporous
vigorous

Synonyms and antonyms of humorous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HUMOROUS»

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

Translation of «humorous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HUMOROUS

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

Translator English - Chinese

富幽默感的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

humorístico
570 millions of speakers

English

humorous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विनोदी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فُكَاهِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

юмористический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cômico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রসাত্মক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lucu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

humorvoll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ユーモアのある
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유머가 풍부한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lucu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hài hước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நகைச்சுவையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विनोदी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nükteli, komik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

divertente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

humorystyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кумедний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amuzant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πνευματώδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

humoristiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rolig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

humoristisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of humorous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HUMOROUS»

The term «humorous» is very widely used and occupies the 8.269 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HUMOROUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «humorous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «humorous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «HUMOROUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word humorous.
1
Megan Abbott
I think there are two prevailing views of the suburbs in the States: either they're this sort of tedious place, where everyone is the same, buys the same food and drives around in their little minivans, or the view is that the suburbs are extremely perverse in a humorous way.
2
Mose Allison
There's a few tunes of mine that don't have jokes, but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
3
Jonathan Ames
I don't laugh that much, but I do like humorous books, and I like to entertain readers that way.
4
Piers Anthony
When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there.
5
Ann Beattie
While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story.
6
Peter Berg
I've spent enough time with soldiers to know that once they get to know you and they loosen up and become themselves, they are some of the biggest hams and most charismatic, cocky, fun, humorous guys I've ever met.
7
Greg Berlanti
'Everwood' I think provides a unique feeling, an emotional experience. And other shows on TV don't have the acting talent to do that. Each one of our actors can do a serious scene and a humorous scene, and can do it all within the same sequence. They can go from a heartbreaking moment to a humorous moment.
8
Devon Bostick
I always say, 'Thank goodness 'Wimpy Kid' was a comedy because my singing in that was more humorous than professional.'
9
Max Cannon
I'm just trying to portray what I find ironic or humorous.
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Tim Conway
I think there are a lot of things out there that are humorous that people don't realize until you actually show them what is going on. Saran Wrap for one thing. You know, you could pull enough of that out of the box and it will actually kill you. It will get a hold of you, stick to you, and choke you to death.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HUMOROUS»

Discover the use of humorous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to humorous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Humorous Texts: A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis
This book presents a theory of long humorous texts based on a revision and an upgrade of the General Theory of Verbal Humour (GTVH), a decade after its first proposal.
Salvatore Attardo, 2001
2
Book of Humorous Quotations
From Oscar Wilde's witty observation in Lady Windermere's Fan that 'I can resist everything except temptation', to Zsa Zsa Gabor's admission that 'I know nothing about sex, because I was always married', and by way of Woody Allen's numerous ...
Connie Robertson, 1998
3
A Book of Humorous Poems.
This book is of humorous poetry and fun things for those who enjoy a laugh.
RON S KING, 2007
4
The Big Book of Humorous Training Games
The Big Book of Humorous Training Games uses witty, engaging games to create memorable lessons in numerous basic training topics, including customer service, teambuilding, creative problem solving, time management, and more.
Doni Tamblyn, Sharyn Weiss, 2000
5
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software ...
Managing Humans is a selection of the best essays from Michael Lopp's web site, Rands in Repose.
Michael Lopp, 2007
6
1001 Quotes, Illustrations, and Humorous Stories for ...
This compilation of quotes, idea starters, illustrations, and humor helps pastors, teachers, and public speakers add kick to speeches, sermons, and lessons. Repackaged.
Edward K. Rowell, 2008
7
The Little Book of Humorous Quotes
Is your mind on information overload? Give yourself a break - and a laugh. This humorous collection is organized to provide laughter every day, year in and year out, to yourself and anyone you speak to. Quote it. Note It. Promote it.
Malcolm Kushner, 2011
8
Comedy Quotes from the Movies: Over 4,000 Bits of Humorous ...
Collected here are over 4,000 of the best comedic lines from the movies. The compilers of this book have tried to bring together some of the funniest, wittiest and most outrageous snatches of dialogue on film over a sixty year time period.
Larry Langman, Paul Gold, 2001
9
The 7 1/2 Habits of Highly Humorous People
It's factual. It's personal. It's useful. It's inspirational. It's motivational. It's engaging. It's easy to read and you can finish the whole book in one day if you'd like! This is a book you can get excited about.
David M. Jacobson, 2007
10
Dick Enberg's Humorous Quotes for All Occasions: Speaking ...
Divided into twenty-eight general subject areas, this entertaining reference presents more than one thousand humorous quotations to suit any occasion, including graduations, weddings, retirement parties, anniversaries, and other public ...
Dick Enberg, Brian Morgan, Wendy Morgan, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HUMOROUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term humorous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Remembering Robert Taylor: 'a kind heart and a humorous spirit …
"Will be remembered as one of the nicest persons with a kind heart and a humorous spirit." -- Vicki Kelly, Harrisburg. "We will miss Robert very ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
2
'A hot dog for a dollar? That's amazing!' - Tafokints gives a humorous
'A hot dog for a dollar? That's amazing!' - Tafokints gives a humorous, light hearted tutorial on what to do at your first tournament. None. «EventHubs, Jul 15»
3
50 Cent Responds to Bankruptcy News with Humorous Picture …
One day after rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy, he took to Instagram to poke some fun at himself and the situation. "Times are hard out here ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
4
Catholics in Bologna mourn Cardinal Biffi, a humorous, plain …
Bologna, Italy, Jul 15, 2015 CNA/EWTN News.- Humour, realism and culture characterized the life of Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, who died July 11 ... «The Pilot, Jul 15»
5
Guild's 'Savannah Disputation' a humorous holy war
Sarah Kovach as Mary, Peggy Livingston as Margaret, Robert Callahan as Father Murphy, and Abigail Webb as Melissa rehearsing a scene from the play ... «Hutchinson News, Jul 15»
6
Wildfire Theatre company puts humorous spin to 'On Golden Pond'
The fledgling Wildfire Theatre Company took their "On Golden Pond" production on the road last weekend and garnered a standing ovation ... «The Coloradoan, Jul 15»
7
Stinker with a humorous air
Stinker with a humorous air. Wednesday 15 July 2015. I LOOK forward to a Monday morning when I attempt to solve the Wee Stinker crossword in the Herald. «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
8
A humorous haunting at heart of Warner Robins Little Theater's …
A humorous haunting at heart of Warner Robins Little Theater's production of 'Blithe Spirit'. By KIMBERLY CASSEL PRITCHETT. «Macon Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
MTBT runs catchy, humorous marketing campaign
MANSFIELD, Ohio -- When developing their latest marketing campaign, MT Business Technologies decided to take a humorous approach, ... «Richland Source, Jul 15»
10
GOT7 Release Humorous Teaser Video For 'Just Right'
GOT7 released a humorous teaser video of "Just Right" through their ... as faces of GOT7 members appear and create a humorous scene. «KpopStarz, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Humorous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/humorous>. Aug 2019 ».
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