noun, verb (used with object) Chiefly British.
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usage note for humour
Example sentences from the Web for humour
One of her humours was to unite the son of her minister, with a niece of the widowed Queen of Saint Germain's.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
They affirmed it was an antidote to all poison; that it expelled rheums, sour humours, and obstructions of all kinds.
Today we passed the 8° South latitude, without seeing land, which put the captain in the best of humours.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
We see places through our humours as through differently-coloured glasses.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
But these humours were swift to pass; and the resemblance died along with them.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for humour
- a state of mind; temper; mood
- (in combination)ill humour; good humour