HyperDic: humorist

English > 1 sense of the word humorist:
NOUNperson humorist, humouristsomeone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
humorist > pronunciation
Soundshhyuw'merahst; hhyuw'merihst
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
abortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > humorist: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way.
InstancesBenchley, Robert Benchley, Robert Charles BenchleyUnited States humorist (1889-1945)
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark TwainUnited States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
Lardner, Ring Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer LardnerUnited States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
Leacock, Stephen Leacock, Stephen Butler LeacockCanadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)
Lear, Edward LearBritish artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
Marquis, Don Marquis, Donald Robert Perry Marquishumorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)
Rogers, Will Rogers, William Penn Adair RogersUnited States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879-1935)
Shaw, Henry Wheeler Shaw, Josh BillingsUnited States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
Thurber, James Thurber, James Grover ThurberUnited States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961)
Narrowerparodist, lampoonermimics literary or musical style for comic effect
punstersomeone overly fond of making puns
satirist, ironist, ridiculerA humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
wag, wit, cardA witty amusing person who makes jokes
BroaderentertainerA person who tries to please or amuse
Nounshumorthe quality of being funny
humorthe trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
humora message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

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