What does funny mean?

Definitions for funny
ˈfʌn ifun·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. funny story, good story, funny remark, funny(adj)

    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, risible(adj)

    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, singular(adj)

    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, suspicious(adj)

    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. funny(adj)

    experiencing odd bodily sensations

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

Wiktionary

  1. funny(Noun)

    Plural form of funnyman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Funny

    droll; comical; amusing; laughable

    Etymology: [From Fun.]

  2. Funny(noun)

    a clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling

    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. Matt Heaton:

    You have to have a brain of a goldfish and try and forget negatives, it's definitely always at the back of your mind. Now I'm getting tagged in all the Instagram memes and things like that. It's quite funny. You have to have a laugh about it.

  2. Cheryl Hines:

    It’s interesting because I ’m hoping that everybody will appreciate Zorn and what isfunny about him, just like when I started shooting ‘ Curb YourEnthusiasm ’ I would drive home thinking I ’m not sure everybody is going toappreciate Larry David and what is funny about Larry David and of course they do. There are a few here and there that say ‘ Larry David makes me uncomfortable ’ and I say ‘ yeah that’s the point. ’ Zorn is going to make some people uncomfortable andthat’s also the point.

  3. Helena Bonham Carter:

    The hardest thing about playing Margaret or anybody of the family is that ultimately so many people feel they know her. And everyone has an opinion, there were so many really close friends that were all too happy to talk about her and wanted to and really loved her and also wanted to show the side that was less known about her - that she was funny, that she was full of warmth and that she was very multicolored.

  4. Franco Rabuffi:

    I was speechless, but Pope Francis came to my rescue, saying that what had happened was funny.

  5. John Bogle:

    The accounting firms have been letting corporations get away with reporting all kinds of funny pro forma earnings, the addition of Jim Doty to the PCAOB was a big upgrade. And if the firms are angry with him, he’s clearly doing something right.

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