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Funny appears in the following tongue twister:

  • I feel a feel a funny feel a funny feel feel I,
    If I feel a funny feel a funny feel feel I.

Usage statistics for the adjective funny:

spoken English83.25%written English16.75% conversational speech86.02%task-oriented speech13.98%
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The word funny is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective funny

What does funny mean as an attribute of a noun?

Funny is one of the top 100 most common adjectives. It is used mostly in conversational speech, being one of the top 50 most common adjectives in conversational spoken English.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: more funny / funnier | most funny / funniest

  1. arousing or provoking laughter
  2. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
  3. not as expected
  4. experiencing odd bodily sensations
    • example: told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest
    • similar: ill / sick

Alternative definition of the adjective funny


  1. amusing; humorous; comical [definition from the mid-18th c.]
  2. strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant [definition from the early 19th c.]

Definition of the noun funny

What does funny mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: funnies

  1. an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

Alternative definition of the noun funny


  1. [humorous] A joke.
  2. [British] A narrow boat for sculling.


Who is Funny?

Funny a.k.a. Dennis Funny is an actor.


Funny is a record label.


  1. "Funny" is a musical album of Mark Lotterman.
    • released on
  2. "Funny" is a composition.


Funny is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Funny

Phrases starting with the word Funny:

  1. Funny Car
  2. funny bone
  3. Funny Book
  4. funny farm
  5. Funny Ha-Ha
  6. funny house
  7. Funny Money
  8. Funny Pages
  9. funny story
  10. Funny Stuff
  11. funny wagon
  12. Funny Papers
  13. funny remark
  14. Funny Business

Phrase ending with the word Funny:

  1. Ha-Ha Funny

Other phrases containing the word Funny:

  1. Have a Funny Feeling
  2. Tickle Somebody's Funny Bone

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Funny

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Google previewThe Onion and Philosophy (2010)

Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor by Sharon M. Kaye

Being funny means getting people to have one set of expectations, with a second set lurking in the background so that the punch line does not seem totally disconnected.

Google previewBe FUNNY or DIE (2014)

The 1-Night Stand Quickie Guide that Will Make You Ridiculously FUNNY, Even If You're Not, like Your Life Depends On It...or DIE! by Gabriel Angelo

Being funny means being able to take jokes lightly and not harboring them as personal jibes. This enables you to take jokes as jokes and not to perceive them out of context. If you get offended easily, then people will bypass you because no ...

Google previewThe World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mark A. Robinson

a Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum 245 Further Reading Katkov, Norman. The Fabulous Fanny: The Story of Fanny Brice. New York: Knopf, 1953. Santopietro, Tom. The Importance ofBeing Barbra: The Brilliant, Tumultuous ...

Google preview英語常用詞組用法詞典 (2003)

by Rosalind Fergusson

funny business L ...

Google previewDictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases (1891)

by James Main Dixon

Funny. — Tht funny bone — that part of the elbow which is etposed to nervous shocks. C. They smack and they thwack, Till your funny bones erack, As if you were stretched on the rack.

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

the amusement pages inthe newspaper which contain jokes and funny stories in pictures: reading the funnies while listening to the radio. A.E. Hotchner., adj. funny. funnily enough esp. Br., Aus. /Am. funny enough/ strangely or ...



funny [Adj.] Strange or unusual; ...

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Usage statistics about funny

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective funny:

spoken English83.25%written English16.75% conversational speech86.02%task-oriented speech13.98%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective funny:


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Quotes about Funny

I'm not so funny. Gilda was funny. I'm funny on camera sometimes. In life, once in a while. Once in a while. But she was funny. She spent more time worrying about being liked than anything else. (Gene Wilder)
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Scrabble value of F4U1N1N1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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