Definition of "funny" [fun•ny]

  • Causing laughter or amusement. (adjective)
  • Intended or designed to amuse. (adjective)
  • Strangely or suspiciously odd; curious. (adjective)
  • Tricky or deceitful. (adjective)
  • Informal A joke; a witticism. (noun)

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Use "funny" in a sentence
  • "It was so funny, "Charlie went on -- everything was _funny_ with Charlie --" to see it rise up like a"
  • "Time for a comprehensive review of what they call the funny shirt tradition of APEC summit."
  • "Ken is not what you call a funny person but he was laughing."