side-splitting


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side-splitting

adj
1. producing great mirth
2. (of laughter) uproarious or very hearty
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side-splitting

adjective hilarious, hysterical, uproarious, farcical, rollicking a side-splitting joke
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Translations

side-splitting

[ˈsaɪdˌsplɪtɪŋ] ADJpara reírse a carcajadas, para morirse de risa
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

side-splitting

[ˈsaɪdˌsplɪtɪŋ] adj (fam) → da crepar dal ridere, esilarante
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References in classic literature ?
It was portentous however that they did not laugh aloud, for the brute's act constituted a side-splitting witticism according to the ethics which rule green Martian humor.
To them, the sight of a stunned and possibly dead puppy was a side-splitting, ludicrous event.
For side-splitting comedy we would refer our readers to the correspondence between the Board of Control and the Cretan premier during the "war." However, all's well that ends well.
"We've opted to put something back into the community by sponsoring the pantomime, which is always a side-splitting adventure."
MODEL Rosie Huntington-Whitely stole the show in a side-splitting white dress at the Hollywood premiere of her fiance Jason Statham's new film.
CHARLIE CHANGES INTO A CHICKEN by Sam Copeland, Puffin Books, PS6.99 HHHH H SAM Copeland will have you laughing out loud with his new children's book, Charlie Changes Into A Chicken - a side-splitting debut from the literary agent who himself represents a raft of bestselling authors.
This action-packed panto delivers nearly three hours of comical capers, side-splitting silliness and slapstick galore.
Brendan O'Carroll, aka Mrs Brown, promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side-splitting musical adventure - Irish style, when the show tours the UK and Ireland next year.
TComedian Brendan O'Carroll's creation will "take audiences on an exhilarating, side-splitting and musical adventure" in Mrs Brown's Boys D'Musical.
His side-splitting slapstick comedy in the 1960s; dapper and dashing performances during the 1970s and mature and well-rounded productions in the 1980s and beyond seared his name in the Arabic artistic memory.
He is known for his deadpan style and side-splitting one-liners.