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noun [uncountable] humor pronunciation in American English /ˈhjumər/
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  1. 1
    the quality that makes something funny
    a novel full of humor
    not see the humor in something (=not think something is funny): They laughed at things she didn’t see the humor in.
    1. a.
      funny things that people say and do
      He made a hopeless attempt at humor.
    2. b.
      the ability to know when something is funny and to laugh at funny situations
      His colleagues remember him for his humor and his loyalty.
      sense of humor: Lynne is a friendly person with a great sense of humor.
  2. 2
    formal someones mood
    Fred’s comments did nothing to improve Jo’s humor.
    in a good/bad humor: He laughed again, obviously in a good humor.

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