Meaning of “humour” in the English Dictionary

"humour" in British English

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UK US humor uk /ˈhjuː.mər/ us /ˈhjuː.mɚ/

humour noun (AMUSEMENT)

B1 [ U ] the ability to find things funny, the way in which people see that some things are funny, or the quality of being funny:

He's got a great sense of humour (= he is very able to see things as funny).
I must say I find his schoolboy (= childish) humour rather tiresome.

More examples

  • Then there were his cringe-making attempts at humour.
  • Even a speech on a serious subject should be leavened with a little humour.
  • She has a mischievous sense of humour.
  • His writing is spiked with humour.
  • Do you like his brand of humour?

humourverb [ T ]

UK US humor uk /ˈhjuː.mər/ us /ˈhjuː.mɚ/

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