noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
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Example sentences from the Web for humour
This was in 2012—a time when jokes around the price of petrol were so popular they almost made up their own humour genre in India.Enchanted by Modi, India’s middle-class is getting squeezed with no political repercussions|Shoaib Daniyal|February 22, 2021|Quartz
Even in the painful separation of child and parent, there was humour.The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm|Legs McNeil|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take, for instance, Yiddish Mamma, a young Parisian brand that peddles its wares with love and humour.
I let him take it from my hand, knowing it was best to humour him.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was also a man of great humour and had a real zest for life.Prince Charles and The Queen Pay Tribute To Mandela|Tom Sykes|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She is spontaneous with a great sense of humour, humble yet at the same time driven by a healthy ambition.Victoria Beckham Is Cover Star And Editor Of December French Vogue|Tom Sykes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“We shall make Mr. Pickwick pay for peeping,” said Fogg, with considerable native humour, as he unfolded his papers.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
There was a deep silence throughout the whole bivouac; some were sleeping, and those who watched were in no humour for idle chat.
Don't chaff, Shirtings; you're a very good fellow, you know, but I'm not in a laughing humour.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
She was delighted by your brilliant talk and sense of humour, but still more delighted by your cordiality and kindness.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
A certain amount of his ill-humour vented, Tressan made an effort to regain his self-control.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for humour
- a state of mind; temper; mood
- (in combination)ill humour; good humour