Funny - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfʌni|  American pronunciation of the word funny
Brit.  |ˈfʌni|  British pronunciation of the word funny
- an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
she told a funny story
she made a funny
- arousing or provoking laughter (syn: amusing, comic, comical, laughable, mirthful, risible)
funny stories that made everybody laugh
a very funny writer
- beyond or deviating from the usual or expected (syn: curious, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular)
her speech has a funny twang
they have some funny ideas about war
- not as expected (syn: fishy, shady, suspect, suspicious)
up to some funny business
- experiencing odd bodily sensations
told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest


He told a funny story.

He's a very funny guy.

What are you laughing at? There's nothing funny about it.

There's something funny going on here.

She has some funny ideas about how to run a company.

“I can't find my keys.” “That's funny—they were here a minute ago.”

My car has been making a funny noise lately.

A funny thing happened to me the other day.

It feels funny to be back here again.

It's funny that you should say that—I was just thinking the same thing myself.

...reading the Sunday funnies is part of my weekend ritual...

...let's can the funnies—we've got serious work to do here...

There's something funny about that affair.

Do you remember any funny stories about work?

If this is your idea of a joke, I don't find it at all funny.

Word forms

comparative: funnier
superlative: funniest
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