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noun [uncountable] humour pronunciation in British English /ˈhjuːmə(r)/
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  1. 1
    the quality that makes a situation or entertainment funny
    a novel full of humour
    not see the humour in something (=not think something is funny): They laughed at things she didn’t see the humour in.
    1. a.
      something said or done that is funny
      He made a hopeless attempt at humour.
  2. 2
    the ability to know when something is funny, and to laugh at funny situations
    His colleagues remember him for his humour and loyalty.
    sense of humour: Sally is a friendly person with a great sense of humour.
  3. 3
    formal someones mood
    Fred’s comments did nothing to improve Jo’s humour.
    in (a) good/bad humour: He laughed again, obviously in a good humour.


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