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NOUN (1)

1. an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line);
- Example: "she told a funny story"
- Example: "she made a funny"
[syn: funny story, good story, funny remark, funny]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. arousing or provoking laughter;
- Example: "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"
- Example: "an amusing fellow"
- Example: "a comic hat"
- Example: "a comical look of surprise"
- Example: "funny stories that made everybody laugh"
- Example: "a very funny writer"
- Example: "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"
- Example: "a mirthful experience"
- Example: "risible courtroom antics"
[syn: amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]

2. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;
- Example: "a curious hybrid accent"
- Example: "her speech has a funny twang"
- Example: "they have some funny ideas about war"
- Example: "had an odd name"
- Example: "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"
- Example: "something definitely queer about this town"
- Example: "what a rum fellow"
- Example: "singular behavior"
[syn: curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular]

3. not as expected;
- Example: "there was something fishy about the accident"
- Example: "up to some funny business"
- Example: "some definitely queer goings-on"
- Example: "a shady deal"
- Example: "her motives were suspect"
- Example: "suspicious behavior"
[syn: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious]

4. experiencing odd bodily sensations;
- Example: "told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Funny \Fun"ny\, a. [Compar. Funnier; superl. Funniest.] [From Fun.] Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter. [1913 Webster] Funny bone. See crazy bone, under Crazy. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Funny \Fun"ny\, n.; pl. Funnies. A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

funny adj 1: arousing or provoking laughter; "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" [syn: amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible] 2: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "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" [syn: curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular] 3: not as expected; "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" [syn: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious] 4: experiencing odd bodily sensations; "told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest" n 1: an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line); "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny" [syn: funny story, good story, funny remark, funny]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "funny": Attic, abnormal, absurd, amusing, anomalous, antic, biting, bizarre, brilliant, clever, comic, comical, crank, crankish, cranky, crotchety, curious, deviant, deviative, different, divergent, diverting, dotty, droll, eccentric, entertaining, erratic, exceptional, facetious, fantastic, farcical, fey, flaky, freaked out, freakish, freaky, grotesque, hilarious, humorous, humorsome, hysterical, idiocratic, idiosyncratic, incongruous, irregular, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, kinky, kooky, laughable, ludicrous, maggoty, merry, mordant, mysterious, mystifying, nimble-witted, nutty, odd, oddball, off, off the wall, out, outlandish, passing strange, peculiar, pointed, priceless, pungent, puzzling, quaint, queer, quick-witted, quirky, quizzical, rapier-like, remarkable, rich, ridiculous, risible, salt, salty, scintillating, screaming, screwball, screwy, sharp, singular, slapstick, smart, sparkling, sprightly, strange, twisted, unconventional, unearthly, unnatural, unusual, uproarious, wacky, waggish, weird, whimsical, witty, wondrous strange, zany