Hilarious



[hi-lair-ee-uh s, -lar-, hahy-] /hɪˈlɛər i əs, -ˈlær-, haɪ-/

adjective
1.
arousing great merriment; extremely funny:
a hilarious story; a hilarious old movie.
2.
boisterously merry or cheerful:
a hilarious celebration.
3.
merry; cheerful.
/hɪˈlɛərɪəs/
adjective
1.
very funny or merry
adj.

1823, “cheerful,” from Latin hilaris “cheerful, of good cheer” (see hilarity) + -ous. Meaning “boisterously joyful” is from 1830s. Related: Hilariously.

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