[ rib-tik-ling ]
/ ˈrɪbˌtɪk lɪŋ /
very amusing; funny or hilarious: a book of rib-tickling stories.
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amusing, hilarious, absurd, comic, droll, humorous, killing, ridiculous, riotous, scream, sidesplitting
Origin of rib-tickling
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for rib-tickling
He wrote that although it was "rib-tickling," it "lacked humanity."Brian Bedford Interviewed on The Importance of Being Earnest|Kevin Sessums|January 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
very amusing; causing laughter
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