Meaning of “humorous” in the English Dictionary

"humorous" in British English

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humorousadjective

uk /ˈhjuː.mə.rəs/ us /ˈhjuː.mə.rəs/

C1 funny, or making you laugh:

Her latest book is a humorous look at teenage life.

More examples

  • I suppose the play is quite humorous, but it is let down by the actors' weak performances.
  • He told one or two humorous stories about his years as a policeman.
  • We weren't sure whether he was being humorous, or whether it was actually a serious suggestion.
  • She writes humorous poetry generally, but not exclusively.
  • It was only supposed to be a humorous remark, but she was really upset by it.
humorously
adverb uk /ˈhjuː.mə.rəs.li/ us /ˈhjuː.mə.rəs.li/

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