[ UK /hjˈuːmɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈhjumɝ/ ]
  1. the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor
    she didn't appreciate my humor
  2. a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    he was in a bad humor
  3. a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  4. the liquid parts of the body
  5. the quality of being funny
    I fail to see the humor in it
  6. (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
    the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile
  1. put into a good mood
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How To Use humour In A Sentence

  • Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity.
  • I leaned a minute against a Corinthian column; I lamented that no pontiff arrived with victims and aruspices, of whom I might inquire, what, in the name of birds and garbage, put me so terribly out of humour! for you must know I was very near being disappointed, and began to think Piranesi and Paolo Panini had been a great deal too colossal in their view of this venerable structure. Dreams Waking Thoughts and Incidents
  • Yet marital relations were a constant theme of controversy, discussion, humour and, of course, song.
  • They loved his humour, his way of pronouncing foreign names, his indomitable courage. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III
  • You, young man,” she proceeded, addressing Roland Graeme, and at once softening the ironical sharpness of her manner into good-humoured raillery, “you, who are all our male attendance, from our Lord High Chamberlain down to our least galopin, follow us to prepare our court.” The Abbot
  • He was sharply perceptive and had an earthy, sly humour which put an edge on his nice irony.
  • What's more, the narrative has pace and is injected with witty dialogue and humour.
  • The film is not attempting poignant comments on reality - it aims at grace and good humour.
  • Here he achieved that most difficult of tasks, humour and fun in dance.
  • It suggests a sense of humour, a willingness to make an effort, an aspiration towards the airy, healthy, beardless Scandinavian lifestyle.
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