- convulsively uproarious: sidesplitting laughter.
- producing uproarious laughter; extremely funny: sidesplitting farce.
Origin of sidesplitting
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Related Wordsentertaining, strange, odd, whimsical, funny, farcical, humorous, ludicrous, wacky, goofy, silly, absurd, ridiculous, ironic, laughable, comic, amusing, comical, provocative, fascinating
Examples from the Web for side-splitting
At which point the breakfasters erupted in uncontrollable, explosive, side-splitting laughter.Is Mitt Romney a Laugh Riot? Maybe
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It proved to be a side-splitting as well as an ice-breaking affair.On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck
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Go right up and entertain her with some side-splitting stories.Stover at Yale
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Expert tumblers, they executed most amazing and side-splitting fails.Michael, Brother of Jerry
Leigh had the art of making pieces—dull to the reader, side-splitting mirth to an audience.
- producing great mirth
- (of laughter) uproarious or very hearty