More definitions of "funny":
- (adj): Experiencing odd bodily sensations.
Example: "Told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest"
- (adj): Not as expected.
Example: "Up to some funny business"
Synonyms: fishy, queer, shady, suspect, suspicious
- (adj): Arousing or provoking laughter.
Example: "Funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"
Synonyms: amusing, comic, comical, laughable, mirthful, risible
- (adj): Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected.
Example: "Her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"
Synonyms: curious, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular
- (adv): In a comical manner.
Famous quotes containing the word funny:
“There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)
“Telephone poles were matchsticks, put there to be snapped off at a whim. Dogs trotting across the road were suddenly big trucks. Old ladies turned into movingvans. Everything was too bright, but very funny and made for my delight. And about half a mile from my long liquid breakfast I turned carefully down a side street and parked, and sat beaming happily through the tannic fog for about an hour, remembering how witty we all had been, how handsome and talented ... [ellipsis in original]”
—M.F.K. Fisher (19081992)
“Nearly all the bands are mustered out of service; ours therefore is a novelty. We marched a few miles yesterday on a road where troops have not before marched. It was funny to see the children. I saw our boys running after the music in many a group of clean, bright-looking, excited little fellows.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)