Humor - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhjumər|  American pronunciation of the word humor
Brit.  |ˈhjuːmər|  British pronunciation of the word humor

noun

- a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter (syn: humour, wit, witticism, wittiness)
- the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous(syn: humour)
- a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling(syn: humour, mood, temper)
- the quality of being funny(syn: humour)
- (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state(syn: humour)
- the liquid parts of the body (syn: humour)

verb

- put into a good mood (syn: humour)

Examples

He didn't appreciate the humor of the situation.

Someday, you'll see the humor in this.

Everyone likes the gentle humor of his stories of family life.

She doesn't care for ethnic humor.

The book is a collection of American humor.

His humor is one of his most attractive qualities.

The only way to get along with him is to humor him.

...humored her grandfather by listening to his war stories for the hundredth time...

she didn't appreciate my humor

you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

he was in a bad humor

I fail to see the humor in it

the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile

Humor often helps a tense situation.

His modesty and sense of humor are his best qualities.

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