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English definition of “uproarious”


adjective     /ʌpˈrɔː.ri.əs/ US  /-ˈrɔːr.i-/
extremely noisy and confused: an uproarious debateNoise and noisy extremely funny: It's a very amusing play with an uproarious final act.Humour and humorous uproariously     /-li/ adverb They laughed uproariously.Humour and humorous
(Definition of uproarious adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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