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Definition 1: an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where funny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she told a funny story
  • she made a funny

Synonyms for funny in the sense of this definition

(funny is a kind of ...) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

"he told a very funny joke" "he knows a million gags" "thanks for the laugh" "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest" "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

Definition 2: arousing or provoking laughter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where funny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
  • an amusing fellow
  • a comic hat
  • a comical look of surprise
  • funny stories that made everybody laugh
  • a very funny writer
  • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
  • a mirthful experience
  • risible courtroom antics

Synonyms for funny in the sense of this definition

(funny is similar to ...) full of or characterized by humor

"humorous stories" "humorous cartoons" "in a humorous vein"

Definition 3: experiencing odd bodily sensations - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where funny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest

(funny is similar to ...) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

"ill from the monotony of his suffering"

Definition 4: not as expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where funny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was something fishy about the accident
  • up to some funny business
  • some definitely queer goings-on
  • a shady deal
  • her motives were suspect
  • suspicious behavior

Synonyms for funny in the sense of this definition

(funny is similar to ...) subject to question

"questionable motives" "a questionable reputation" "a fire of questionable origin"

(funny is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 5: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where funny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a curious hybrid accent
  • her speech has a funny twang
  • they have some funny ideas about war
  • had an odd name
  • the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
  • something definitely queer about this town
  • what a rum fellow
  • singular behavior

Synonyms for funny in the sense of this definition

(funny is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

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