[ uhp-rawr-ee-uhs, -rohr- ]
/ ʌpˈrɔr i əs, -ˈroʊr- /


characterized by or in a state of uproar; tumultuous.
making an uproar; confused and noisy, as an assembly, person, etc.
very funny, as a person or situation.
very loud, as sounds or utterances.
expressed by or producing uproar.

Origin of uproarious

First recorded in 1810–20; uproar + -ious

Related forms

up·roar·i·ous·ly, adverbup·roar·i·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uproarious


/ (ʌpˈrɔːrɪəs) /


causing or characterized by an uproar; tumultuous
extremely funny; hilarious
(of laughter) loud and boisterous

Derived Forms

uproariously, adverbuproariousness, noun
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