funny vs risible what difference

what is difference between funny and risible

English

Pronunciation

  • (US) enPR: fŭnʹē, IPA(key): /ˈfʌni/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfʌni/, /ˈfʌnɪ/
  • (Northern England) IPA(key): /ˈfʊnɪ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌni
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From fun +‎ -y.

Adjective

funny (comparative funnier, superlative funniest)

  1. Amusing; humorous; comical. [from the mid-18th c.]
    When I went to the circus, I only found the clowns funny.
  2. Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant. [from the early 19th c.]
    The milk smelt funny so I poured it away.
    I’ve got a funny feeling that this isn’t going to work.
  3. (Britain, informal) Showing unexpected resentment.
  4. (Jamaican, offensive, derogatory) homosexual; gay
    • 2005, Damian Marley, “Welcome to Jamrock”, Welcome to Jamrock (album title) [1].
      Funny man ah get drop like a bad habit.
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:funny
  • See also Thesaurus:strange
Derived terms
Related terms
  • fun
Translations

Noun

funny (plural funnies)

  1. (informal) A joke.
  2. (informal) A comic strip.
Translations

Adverb

funny (not comparable)

  1. (nonstandard) In an unusual manner; strangely.
  2. (Jamaican, offensive, derogatory) In a manner seen as being typical of a homosexual, or indicating homosexuality
    • 2002, Sean Paul, “Like Glue”, Dutty Rock (album title) [2].
      Dem nuh waan nuh honey, dem only waan di money. Dat’s how me know seh dem bwoy deh all a move funny.
    • 2018, Jah Lando, Money Hard, [3].
      Nuff boy move funny just fi get money.

Etymology 2

Perhaps a jocular use of funny. See above.

Noun

funny (plural funnies)

  1. (Britain) A narrow clinker-built boat for sculling.
Translations



English

Etymology

From French risible. from Late Latin rīsibilis, rīsus (laughter) + -ibilis, from the perfect passive participle of rīdeō (laugh).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɪzɪbəl/, /ˈɹaɪzɪbəl/

Adjective

risible (comparative more risible, superlative most risible)

  1. Of or pertaining to laughter
    • 1912, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Hocken and Hunken, ch. 20:
      A joke merely affected her with silent convulsive twitchings, as though the risible faculties struggled somewhere within her but could not bring the laugh to birth.
  2. Provoking laughter; ludicrous; ridiculous; humorously insignificant
  3. (of a person) Easily laughing; prone to laughter
    • 1897, Thomas Hardy, The Well-Beloved. ch. 8:
      She was half risible, half concerned.

Synonyms

  • (provoking laughter): funny, laughable, ludicrous

Translations

Anagrams

  • birlies

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin rīsibilis, from rīdeō (to laugh).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁi.zibl/

Adjective

risible (plural risibles)

  1. risible, laughable

Derived terms

  • risiblement

Related terms

  • rire

Further reading

  • “risible” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Etymology

From Late Latin rīsibilis, from rīdeō (to laugh).

Adjective

risible (plural risibles)

  1. risible, laughable

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