HyperDic: funny

English > 5 senses of the word funny:
ADJECTIVEallfunny, amusing, comic, comical, laughable, mirthful, risiblearousing or provoking laughter
allfunny, curious, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularbeyond or deviating from the usual or expected
allfunny, fishy, shady, suspect, suspiciousnot as expected
allfunnyexperiencing odd bodily / bodily sensations
NOUNcommunicationfunny, funny story, good story, funny remarkan account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
funny > pronunciation
Soundsfah'niy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > funny: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningArousing or provoking laughter.
Examples
  • "funny stories that made everybody laugh"
  • "a very funny writer"
Synonymsamusing, comic, comical, laughable, mirthful, risible
Broaderhumorous, humourousFull of or characterized by humor
Spanishalegre, chistoso, cómico, divertido, gracioso, ridículo, risible
Catalancòmic, divertit
Nounsfunactivities that are enjoyable or amusing
funninessa comic incident or series of incidents
English > funny: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningBeyond or deviating from the usual or expected.
Examples
  • "her speech has a funny twang"
  • "they have some funny ideas about war"
Synonymscurious, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular
Broaderstrange, unusualdefinitely out of the ordinary and unexpected
Spanishcurioso, extraño, inusual, original, peculiar, raro, singular
Catalancuriós, estrany, original, peculiar, rar, singular
Adverbsfunnilyin a strange manner
English > funny: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot as expected.
Example "up to some funny business"
Synonymsfishy, shady, suspect, suspicious
Broaderquestionablesubject to question
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishdudoso, extraño, raro, sospechoso
Catalandubtós, estrany, rar, sospitós
English > funny: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningExperiencing odd bodily / bodily sensations.
Example"told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest"
Broaderill, sickAffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
English > funny: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line).
Examples
  • "she told a funny story"
  • "she made a funny"
Synonymsfunny story, good story, funny remark
Broaderjoke, gag, laugh, jest, japeA humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
Spanishbroma, buena historia, chiste, comentario divertido

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