What does hilarious mean?

Definitions for hilarioushɪˈlɛər i əs, -ˈlær-, haɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hilarious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hilarious, screaming(a), uproarious(adj)

    marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter

    "hilarious broad comedy"; "a screaming farce"; "uproarious stories"


  1. hilarious(Adjective)

    Very funny; causing great merriment and laughter.

  2. Origin: From hilaris, from ἱλαρός, from ἵλαος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hilarious(adj)

    mirthful; noisy; merry

  2. Origin: [L. hilaris, hilarus, Gr. ; cf. gracious, kindly.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hilarious

    hi-lā′ri-us, adj. gay: very merry.—adv. Hilā′riously.—n. Hilar′ity, gaiety: pleasurable excitement. [L. hilaris—Gr. hilaros, cheerful.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hilarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hilarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michelle Collins:

    I swear to God it was hilarious.

  2. Paige Burgess:

    Everyone thought it was hilarious, and the venue couldn’t believe it.

  3. Tyler Arnet:

    She’s been very stressed out and I knew she’d find [the pictures] hilarious.

  4. Even Buzzfeed:

    It's pretty hilarious, social media can focus on some guy at the debate instead of the debate.

  5. Bryanna Reid:

    Q: Why did blondes vote for Clinton? A: They didn't know how to read and thought she can make their life hilarious!

Images & Illustrations of hilarious

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