Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to funny: Funny videos
adj. -ni•er, -ni•est, adj.
comic comical funny
When people or things seem amusing or absurd, you can describe them as comical.
Comic is used to describe things that are intended to make you laugh.
Don't use 'comical' to describe things that are intended to make you laugh. Don't say, for example, 'He is a great comical actor'.
The word that you usually use to describe someone or something that makes you laugh is funny.
If something is fun, it is pleasant, enjoyable, and not serious.
If you have fun, you enjoy yourself.
Fun is an uncountable noun. Don't say that someone 'has funs' or 'has a great fun'.
If you want to say that something is very enjoyable, you can say that it is great fun or a lot of fun.
If something is funny, it is amusing and makes you smile or laugh.
You can also say that something is funny when it is strange, surprising, or puzzling.
|Noun||1.||funny - an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line); "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny"|
|Adj.||1.||funny - 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"|
|2.||funny - 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"|
|3.||funny - 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"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
|4.||funny - experiencing odd bodily sensations; "told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest"|
humorous serious, grave, stern, sober, melancholy, solemn, humourless, unfunny
you look so funny in that costume → tienes una pinta graciosísima con ese disfraz
it was so funny, I just couldn't stop laughing → era tan gracioso que no podía dejar de reírme
he's trying to be funny → quiere hacerse el gracioso
that's not funny → eso no tiene gracia
funny! I thought he'd left → ¡qué raro! creía que ya se había marchado
it strikes me as funny or I find it funny that → me extraña que + subjun → me parece raro que + subjun
(it's) funny you should say that → qué curioso que digas eso
there's something funny going on here → aquí hay gato encerrado
he's funny that way → tiene esa manía
I feel funny (= unwell) → no me encuentro muy bien
it felt funny going there on my own → se me hizo extraño ir allí solo
I have the funny feeling I'm going to regret this → tengo la extraña sensación de que me voy a arrepentir de esto
I've got a funny feeling in my stomach → tengo una sensación rara en el estómago
he must be funny in the head → tiene que estar ido or tocado de la cabeza
children get some very funny ideas sometimes! → ¡a los niños se les ocurre a veces cada idea!
this smells/tastes funny → esto huele/sabe raro
the funny thing about it is that → lo curioso or extraño del caso es que ...
funny peculiar or funny ha-ha? → ¿extraño o divertido?
the show seems to have tickled everyone's funnybone (fig) → el programa parece haberle hecho gracia a todo el mundo
funny business N → tejemanejes mpl
don't try any funny business → nada de tejemanejes
funny farm N (hum) → loquero m
funny man N → cómico m
funny money N (= large sum) → una millonada; (= counterfeit money) → dinero m falso; (= ill-gotten money) → dinero m mal habido
There's something funny about him → Il est un peu bizarre.
to feel funny [person] → se sentir bizarre
My stomach feels funny → Mon estomac me fait un effet bizarre. funny businessfunny bone n → petit juif mfunny business n → quelque chose de louche, quelque chose de pas catholiquefunny farm n → maison f de fous
that's not funny → c'è poco da ridere
to try to be funny → fare lo spiritoso/a