funny

adj.
1 making you laugh
VERBS
be, look, seem
become, get

The movie gets funnier nearer the end.

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ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
brilliantly (esp. BrE), genuinely, hilariously, hysterically, incredibly, laugh-out-loud, outrageously, painfully (esp. BrE), riotously (esp. BrE), screamingly, side-splittingly, terribly, uproariously, wickedly, wildly, wonderfully

At last, a genuinely funny comedy show!

His performance was hilariously funny.

You should have seen it—it was terribly funny!

surprisingly
almost
mildly
not remotely

He's not even remotely funny.

unintentionally
inherently
darkly
2 strange
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, strike sb as, taste

Didn't it strike you as funny that Adam wasn't there?

This wine tastes funny.

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Don't you find it a little funny that she never mentions her husband?

ADVERB
rather, very

Helen gave me a rather funny look.

a little, slightly, etc.
PHRASES
funny little

He's a funny little man.

funny old

It's a funny old world, isn't it?

Funny is used with these nouns: ↑bloke, ↑business, ↑coincidence, ↑face, ↑feeling, ↑gag, ↑guy, ↑idea, ↑impression, ↑joke, ↑kind, ↑look, ↑moment, ↑mood, ↑movie, ↑noise, ↑parody, ↑part, ↑remark, ↑satire, ↑scene, ↑show, ↑smell, ↑sort, ↑story, ↑tale, ↑thing, ↑trick, ↑voice, ↑walk, ↑way

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  • funny ha-ha — (informal) Funny meaning ‘amusing’, as opposed to funny peculiar meaning ‘queer or odd’ • • • Main Entry: ↑funny * * * ˌfunny ha ˈha idiom (informal) used to show that ‘funny’ is being used with the meaning of ‘amusing’ Main en …   Useful english dictionary

  • funny — humorous, 1756, from FUN (Cf. fun) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning strange, odd is 1806, said to be originally U.S. Southern. The two senses of the word led to the retort question funny ha ha or funny peculiar, which is attested from 1916. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • funny — is used in two primary meanings: (1) amusing, comical (as in a funny joke), (2) strange, hard to explain (as in a funny look). Since the 1930s, as first recorded in a novel by Ian Hay, the first meaning has come to be called funny ha ha and the… …   Modern English usage

  • funny — [fun′ē] adj. funnier, funniest [see FUN & Y2] 1. causing laughter; laughable; amusing; humorous 2. Informal a) out of the ordinary; strange; queer ☆ b) deceptive or tricky …   English World dictionary

  • Funny — Fun ny, a. [Compar. {Funnier}; superl. {Funniest}.] [From {Fun}.] Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter. [1913 Webster] {Funny bone}. See {crazy bone}, under {Crazy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • funny — [adj1] comical, humorous absurd, amusing, antic, blithe, capricious, clever, diverting, droll, entertaining, facetious, farcical, for grins*, gas*, gay, gelastic, good humored, hilarious, humdinger, hysterical, jocose, jocular, joking, jolly,… …   New thesaurus

  • Funny — Fun ny, n.; pl. {Funnies}. A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Funny — (von englisch = lustig, gewöhnlich verwendet in der Mehrzahl Funnys) ist eine im deutschen Sprachraum verwendete Gattungsbezeichnung für humorvolle Comics, die Slapstick Elemente und Gags aufweisen können. Viele Werke von Zeichnern der École… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • funny — index jocular, ludicrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • funny ha-ha — adjective humorous …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • funny — *laughable, risible, ludicrous, ridiculous, comic, comical, farcical, droll Analogous words: humorous, *witty, jocose, jocular, facetious: amusing, diverting, entertaining (see AMUSE): grotesque, bizarre, *fantastic, antic Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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