important : vocabulary related to humor

    Humour or humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement.
Sense of humor:
    A sense of humor is the ability to experience humor.
    "He's got a great sense of humor" (= he is very able to see things as amusing.)
    A person who writes or tells amusing stories
    Funny, or making you laugh.
    "Her latest book is a humorous look at teenage life"
    Adjective. Entertaining. "an amusing story/person/situation"
    1. Any humorous discourse generally intended to amuse, especially in television, film, and stand-up comedy.
    2.The amusing part of a situation.
    "I prefer Shakespeare's comedies to his tragedies."
    "The candidate forgetting his lines in the middle of the speech provided some good comedy."
    A person whose job is to make people laugh by telling jokes and amusing stories or by copying the behavior or speech of famous people:
    "a stand-up comedian."
Black humor:
    An amusing way of looking at or treating something that is serious or sad.
    Verb. To make a joke or a clever remark. "He's always cracking jokes."
    Adjective. Amusing, especially in an unusual way. "A droll remark/expression/person."
Dry humor:
    Dry humor is very amusing in a way which is clever and not loud or obvious:
    "a dry sense of humor."
    "a dry wit."
    Not serious about a serious subject, in an attempt to be amusing or to appear clever:
    "Facetious remarks."
    "He's just being facetious."
    Adjective. Amusing; causing laughter:
    "Do you know any funny jokes?"
    "It's not funny - don't laugh!"
    "No matter how disastrous the situation there always seems to be a funny side to it."
    Noun (INFORMAL.) A joke or funny story, especially one told by a comedian (= person whose job is to make people laugh):
    I did a few opening gags about the band that had been on before me."
Gallows humor:
    Noun. Jokes or humorous remarks that are made about unpleasant or worrying subjects such as death and illness

    Adjective. Extremely amusing and causing a lot of laughter:
    "He didn't like the film at all - I thought it was hilarious."
    Noun (FORMAL). Something which is said or done in order to amuse:
    "His proposal was no jest - he was completely sincere."
    Something, such as an amusing story or trick, that is said or done in order to make people laugh:
    "Did I tell you the joke about the chicken crossing the road?"
    "She spent the evening cracking (= telling) jokes and telling funny stories."
    "He tried to do a comedy routine, but all his jokes fell flat" (= no one laughed at them).
    Don't you get (= understand) the joke?
    To smile while making sounds with your voice that show you think something is funny or you are happy:
    "They laughed at her jokes."
    "I couldn't stop laughing."


    A way of criticizing people or ideas in a humorous way, or a piece of writing or play which uses this style. Satire may rely more on understanding the target of the humor, and thus tends to appeal to more mature audiences. :
    "Political satire."
    "Her play was a biting/cruel satire on life in the 80s."
    The ability to perceive and express in an ingeniously humorous manner the relationship between seemingly incongruous or disparate things.


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