Meaning of “funny” in the English Dictionary

"funny" in English

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uk /ˈfʌn.i/ us /ˈfʌn.i/

funny adjective (HUMOROUS)

A1 humorous; causing laughter:

Do you know any funny jokes?
I've never found Charlie Chaplin very funny.
It's a really funny film.
It's not funny - don't laugh!
Breaking your leg isn't funny (= it is serious).
No matter how disastrous the situation there always seems to be a funny side to it.
Don't you try to be funny with me (= be serious and show respect), young man!

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funny adjective (STRANGE)

B1 strange, surprising, unexpected, or difficult to explain or understand:

The washing machine is making a funny noise again.
He's got some funny ideas about how to bring up children.
That's funny - I'm sure I left my keys here.
A funny thing happened to me on the way to the crematorium.
I felt funny when I realized everyone was watching me.
It's funny how Alec always disappears whenever there's work to be done.
She's a funny girl (= she is strange and difficult to understand).
UK informal The television's gone funny (= isn't working correctly).

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uk /ˈfʌn.i/ us /ˈfʌn.i/

(Definition of “funny” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"funny" in American English

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funnyadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ˈfʌn·i/

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.

(Definition of “funny” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)