humorously

[ hyoo-mer-uhs or, often, yoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF humorously
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HUMOROUSLY

"It is a good thing to have a rich son," said Captain Rushton, humorously.

Once she had humorously lamented that she had never been to Simpson's restaurant in the Strand.

She had bright, humorously satirical eyes; and her mouth was large.

In repose, his congested face had a humorously melancholy expression.

"Perhaps she will elope," the doctor said to his wife, humorously.

"I wish I hadn't mentioned food," went on Mr. Tolman humorously.

"Let's get along and take a look at our rivals," suggested Jerry humorously.

I began to talk to him, not humorously, but as if he were a Scotchman and open only to argument.

"The devil or the deep sea," replied Jim, humorously inclined.

She was surprised to see him so unstudied, so uncritical, so humorously anecdotal.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "relating to the body humors," a native formation from humor, or else from Middle French humoreux "damp," from Old French humor (see humor (n.)). The meaning "funny" dates from 1705 in English. Related: Humorously; humorousness.

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