noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
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usage note for humour
Words nearby humour
Example sentences from the Web for humour
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
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
A “monster of staggering charmlessness and monumental lack of humour.”
Be good, but never overdo it, I will say to any woman who has the sense of humour.Rambles in Womanland|Max O'Rell
But the sense of humour often fails where one's own affairs are concerned.The Golden Silence|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
In incidents taken from common life he showed himself full of observation, and possessed of some humour.The Old Masters and Their Pictures|Sarah Tytler
He knew Miss Travers intimately; her appreciation of humour was vast, for a woman; he felt sure she would be tickled.A Bride from the Bush|E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
One of the sisterhood, a connection of my own, had much of this dry Scottish humour.Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character|Edward Bannerman Ramsay
British Dictionary definitions for humour
- a state of mind; temper; mood
- (in combination)ill humour; good humour