[ UK /fˈʌni/ ]
[ US /ˈfəni/ ]
  1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    her speech has a funny twang
    a curious hybrid accent
    had an odd name
    singular behavior
    something definitely queer about this town
    the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
    they have some funny ideas about war
    what a rum fellow
  2. experiencing odd bodily sensations
    told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest
  3. not as expected
    a shady deal
    some definitely queer goings-on
    her motives were suspect
    suspicious behavior
    up to some funny business
    there was something fishy about the accident
  4. arousing or provoking laughter
    a mirthful experience
    risible courtroom antics
    a comical look of surprise
    it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    an amusing fellow
    a comic hat
    an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    a very funny writer
    funny stories that made everybody laugh
  1. an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    she made a funny
    she told a funny story
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How To Use funny In A Sentence

  • I think it's certainly quite a lot of the comedy that I've been involved in is quite extreme, if you like, and the extremity is part of what's funny about it.
  • We laugh a lot and he has many anecdotes, funny, funny stories. The Sun
  • Here in India, especially in relatively small cities like Dehra Doon, it feels like half magic a lot of the time and the only way to live through the muddles is to be determined to find them funny.
  • The watch on deck soon came to the conclusion that "sailoring" was not particularly funny at night, for there was a good deal of gaping, and not a little impatience for the eight bells that would relieve them for Little By Little or, The Cruise of the Flyaway
  • Rose doubled over when Facer walked in wearing his funny clothes.
  • I'm pleased I didn't get that job, in a funny sort of way.
  • Some of the jokes were rude, others corny, and some a tad funny.
  • I'm not being funny, but we haven't got much time.
  • Rupert Grint is adorable as a wuss (his sleeptalking "tapdancing spiders" bit? so funny). Evolver Diary Entry
  • This is particularly true of the film's climax, which somehow manages to demolish several cop cars, and find Ellen clutching a parasail and jumping through flaming hoops in water skis, yet still be completely unfunny.
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