Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
a funny story/joke
one of Britain’s funniest comedians
I don’t think that’s at all funny.
Wouldn’t it be funny if we played a trick on him?
This tea tastes funny.
The drugs did funny things to her head.
You’re in a funny mood today.
There’s something funny going on.
If you love her, you’ve got a funny way of showing it.
Do you think there’s something funny about their business proposal?
‘You are funny, Albert.’ ‘Funny ha-ha or peculiar?’
It’s funny but I feel like I’ve met you before.
That’s funny, she was here a minute ago.
It’s funny how she passes all her exams without doing any work.
‘The airline has lost your suitcases!’ – ‘Very funny, now tell me where they really are.’
What’s so funny about my hair?
This is the British English definition of funny. View American English definition of funny.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog