humor humor  /ˈhju mər/


  1. (n) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  2. (n) the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
  3. (n) a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
  4. (n) the quality of being funny
  5. (n) (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
  6. (n) the liquid parts of the body
  7. (v) put into a good mood


  1. Rebel Seriously Funny Comedian Beppe Grillo may be banned from TV, but He hasnt let that stifle his unique political humor.
  2. The plum first spot of the night goes to a straight-run-up-the-middle bit of guy humor.
  3. It doesn't take a student of humor to deduce that the closer you are to the butt of a joke, the unfunnier you'll find it.


  1. As 'MacArthur Park' turns 45, Jimmy Webb will play it in that park

    Jimmy Webb wrote the odd 1960s hit 'MacArthur Park,' recorded by Richard Harris. He has a sense of humor about it. And yes, he saw a cake left out in the rain. Before becoming a widely lauded songwriter, Jimmy Webb was just another aspiring musician living in a dingy Los Angeles apartment.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. A Hands-On Look At 'Rain' For The PS3

    I could tell I was going to enjoy Rain just by the loading screen. It was painted with?wait for it?watercolors. With gentle humor like that, I could see that Rain is the antidote to games with too much sound and fury. Although I saw some great games at E3, none were as quiet as Rain, the upcoming game by SCE Japan Studio. It's an adventure, but one whose soundscape is filled with the patter of ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Weekend preview: Rockers, '30 Rock'-ers and beer

    Whether you’re into historic rock ‘n’ roll, crude humor, fine art or just a frosty-topped mug of beer, your weekend is here. We’ve got five suggestions of ways to spend it. Want more? Go to our Entertainment page for ideas. Also feel free on the comments thread your own ideas
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. "I always admired the God-given glory of his voice that unmistakable special timbre from the bottom up to the very top of the tenor range," Domingo said in a statement from Los Angeles. "I also loved his wonderful sense of humor and on...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Placido Domingo Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. Obama spoke of Kennedy as "the greatest legislator of our time. He did it by hewing to principle, but also by seeking compromise and common cause - not through deal-making and horse-trading alone, but through friendship, and kindness, and humor."
    on Aug 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Cape Cod Times

  3. "Robert was a lovely man who truly had a zest for life," Sports Editor Terry Taylor said. "He had a twinkle in his eye, a sly sense of humor and, usually, a self-deprecating remark that made him an irresistible magnet for all of us. We loved...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Terry Taylor Source: The Associated Press

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