What does Funny mean?

Definitions for Funny
ˈfʌn ifun·ny

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Funny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. funny story, good story, funny remark, funnyadjective

    an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

    "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny"

  2. amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risibleadjective

    arousing or provoking laughter

    "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"

  3. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularadjective

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"

  4. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspiciousadjective

    not as expected

    "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"

  5. funnyadjective

    experiencing odd bodily sensations

    "told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest"

Wiktionary

  1. funnynoun

    Plural form of funnyman.

Wikipedia

  1. funny

    Humour (Commonwealth English) or humor (American English) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humorcode: lat promoted to code: la , "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—be amused, smile or laugh at something funny (such as a pun or joke)—and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. For example, young children may favour slapstick such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or the Tom and Jerry cartoons, whose physical nature makes it accessible to them. By contrast, more sophisticated forms of humour such as satire require an understanding of its social meaning and context, and thus tend to appeal to a more mature audience.

ChatGPT

  1. funny

    Funny refers to something that causes amusement, laughter, or a sense of humor. It is subjective and can vary from person to person, but generally involves elements of wit, cleverness, or absurdity that stimulate positive emotions and bring joy or entertainment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Funny

    droll; comical; amusing; laughable

  2. Funnynoun

    a clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling

  3. Etymology: [From Fun.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Funny

    fun′i, adj. full of fun: droll: perplexing, odd.—adv. Funn′ily.—ns. Funn′iness, Funn′iment.—Funny bone, a popular name given to what is really the comparatively unprotected ulnar nerve, which, when struck by a blow, shoots a singular tingling sensation down the forearm to the fingers; Funny man, the clown in a circus.

  2. Funny

    fun′i, n. a light clinker-built pleasure-boat, with a pair of sculls.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. funny

    A light, clinker-built, very narrow pleasure-boat for sculling, i.e. rowing a pair of sculls. The stem and stern are much alike, both curved. The dimensions are variable, from 20 to 30 feet in length, according to the boat being intended for racing purposes (for which they are mostly superseded by wager-boats), or for carrying one or more sitters.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Funny' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3338

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Funny' in Written Corpus Frequency: #538

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Funny' in Adjectives Frequency: #289

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Funny in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Funny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Funny in a Sentence

  1. David Brummond:

    It just became funny, you had to schedule it into your social calendar.

  2. Eddie Murphy:

    I totally understood, it was the biggest thing in the news at the time. I can see why they thought it would be funny, and the sketch that Norm [Macdonald] wrote was hysterical.

  3. Siddharth Astir:

    English is a funny language..... De(a)dication can lead you to all the success in Life

  4. Daniel Knighton/Getty Images:

    If I think its funny, if my audience will thinkits funny, then Illdo the joke, you know? ive always run underthe pretenses of if you dont like the comedian andyou dont think that hes funny then dont go to his show, dont buy his stuff -- thats how it works.

  5. John Soto:

    It's funny, when you go out to a parade ... they're in the background; they're nice and relaxed. As soon as the crowd picks up, they really show, we had one horse in particular, one of the lead horses, who was just the quietest thing. But whenever he knew it was time to go, he was all there -- heads up and pulling like a son of a gun!

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