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funny

adjective [-er/-est only]  /ˈfʌn·i/ us  

funny adjective [-er/-est only] (AMUSING)

amusing; causing laughter: Jerome is so funny. She told me the funniest joke.

funny adjective [-er/-est only] (STRANGE)

strange or surprising, or difficult to explain or understand: The washing machine is making funny noises again. Something funny is going on next door. That’s funny – I’m sure I left my keys here, but now I can’t find them. [+ question word] It’s funny how Pat always disappears whenever there’s work to be done. If you feel funny, you feel slightly ill: He felt a little funny after taking a pill on an empty stomach.
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