Definition of Humourous
1. Adjective. Full of or characterized by humor. "In a humorous vein"
Similar to: Bantering, Facetious, Tongue-in-cheek, Buffoonish, Clownish, Clownlike, Zany, Amusing, Comic, Comical, Funny, Laughable, Mirthful, Risible, Droll, Dry, Ironic, Ironical, Wry, Farcical, Ludicrous, Ridiculous, Gilbertian, Hilarious, Screaming, Uproarious, Jesting, Jocose, Jocular, Joking, Killing, Sidesplitting, Seriocomic, Seriocomical, Slapstick, Tragicomic, Tragicomical, Waggish, Witty
Derivative terms: Humor, Humor, Humor, Humorousness, Humour, Humour, Humour
Definition of Humourous
1. Adjective. (uncommon) (alternative spelling of humorous) ¹
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Literary usage of Humourous
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Each actor as he comes on looks supremely humourous and bobs. He is thickly painted — ; the wall is two boards worn, like a yoke. ..."
2. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"... Copenhagen Gal- partly serious, partly humourous. Medal, Paris, 1842 ; L. of Honour, 1846. Works ; Flemish Inn (1833) ; Musical Party, ..."
3. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... COMICAL, LAUGHABLE, humourous, CROLL, IF critically applied to ... as humourous, which I think purely and perfectly witty ..."
4. Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray by Thomas Wright, Robert Harding Evans (1851)
"This humourous and very clever print refers to their daily march up the Strand, Fleet Street, and Cheapside. Marching two abreast along these crowded ..."
5. Shakespeare Jest-books: Reprints of the Early and Very Rare Jest-books by William Carew Hazlitt (1864)
"Full of humourous Discourses and Witty Merriments. Whereat the Quickest Wittes may laugh, the -wiser sort take pleasure. Printed at London for John Wright, ..."
6. Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc. by George Paton (1869)
"FRAGMENTS OF COMIC AND humourous SONGS Mucking of GEORDIE'S byre. HPH E mucking of GE oR D Y'S byre, ..."