What does funny mean?

Definitions for funny
ˈfʌn ifun·ny

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Funny

    droll; comical; amusing; laughable

    Etymology: [From Fun.]

  2. Funnynoun

    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

How to pronounce funny?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Anuj Somany:

    People have a unique method of making fun of a person on an individual account of social media because when they find the netizen is looking funny or an influential bunny or having a lot of money, her/his post gets the LIKEs from many or most but if s/he says or shares the utmost truth for no self gain, then not even one support is given often by them.

  2. Laurie Mattaliano:

    It’s pop culture to them – not politics, they were not making a political statement. They just wanted to dance with a funny head.

  3. David Letterman:

    I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl, i would never, never think that it was funny to use a 14-year-old girl as a joke like this, for God's sake.

  4. Paul Williams:

    He was all on his own in the field pulling these funny faces and I just couldnt resist, it was quite an uplifting and hilarious moment.

  5. Philip Ray:

    Honestly, I think my grandmother would think this was funny as hell.

Images & Illustrations of funny

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