Definition of Funniness

1. Noun. A comic incident or series of incidents.

Exact synonyms: Clowning, Comedy, Drollery
Generic synonyms: Fun, Play, Sport
Derivative terms: Clown, Comic, Comical, Funny



Definition of Funniness

1. Noun. The quality of being funny. ¹

2. Noun. Something funny; a quirky or amusing statement, mannerism, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Funniness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Funniness

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funneling
funnelled
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funnelling
funnels
funnelshaped
funner
funness
funnest
funnier
funnies
funniest
funnily
funnily enough
funniness (current term)
funninesses
funning
funnish
funny bone
funny bones
funny book
funny books
funny car
funny cars
funny farm
funny farms
funny ha-ha

Literary usage of Funniness

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1905)
"The reagents frequently reported that, aside from the increase of size, the movement itself, both up and down, increased the funniness. ..."

2. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1906)
"... and began to single out individuals and invite them by name, the fun lost its funniness and the interest of the show died out, along with the noise. ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"... equivalent to that of whistling jigs to a milestone, or of remonstrating with Government on the inequality of the Income-tax. The funniness of PROFESSOR ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1889)
"This type of detective never jokes, he is not expected to be comic ; all the funniness has to be done by ..."

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