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Joke vs. Humour

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Jokenoun

An amusing story.

Humournoun

(uncountable) The quality of being amusing, comical, funny.

‘She has a great sense of humour, and I always laugh a lot whenever we get together.’; ‘The sensitive subject was treated with humour, but in such way that no one was offended.’;

Jokenoun

Something said or done for amusement, not in seriousness.

‘It was a joke!’;

Humournoun

(uncountable) A mood, especially a bad mood; a temporary state of mind or disposition brought upon by an event; an abrupt illogical inclination or whim.

‘He was in a particularly vile humour that afternoon.’;

Jokenoun

(figuratively) The root cause or main issue, especially an unexpected one

Humournoun

Any of the fluids in an animal body, especially the four "cardinal humours" of blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm that were believed to control the health and mood of the human body.

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Jokenoun

(figuratively) A laughably worthless thing or person; a sham.

‘Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke.’; ‘The president was a joke.’;

Humournoun

(medicine) Either of the two regions of liquid within the eyeball, the aqueous humour and vitreous humour.

Jokeverb

(intransitive) To do or say something for amusement rather than seriously.

‘I didn’t mean what I said — I was only joking.’;

Humournoun

(obsolete) Moist vapour, moisture.

Jokeverb

(intransitive, followed by with) To dupe in a friendly manner for amusement; to mess with, play with.

‘Relax, man, I'm just joking with you.’;

Humourverb

(transitive) To pacify by indulging.

‘I know you don't believe my story, but humour me for a minute and imagine it to be true.’;

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Jokeverb

To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally.

‘to joke a comrade’;

Humournoun

same as humor.

Jokenoun

Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive (commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than jest); a jest; a witticism; as, to crack good-natured jokes.

‘And gentle dullness ever loves a joke.’; ‘Or witty joke our airy senses movesTo pleasant laughter.’;

Humournoun

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling;

‘whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time’; ‘he was in a bad humor’;

Jokenoun

Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport.

‘Inclose whole downs in walls, 't is all a joke.’;

Humournoun

a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

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Jokeverb

To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.

Humournoun

(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state;

‘the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile’;

Jokeverb

To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.

‘He laughed, shouted, joked, and swore.’;

Humournoun

the liquid parts of the body

Jokenoun

a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter;

‘he told a very funny joke’; ‘he knows a million gags’; ‘thanks for the laugh’; ‘he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest’; ‘even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point’;

Humournoun

the quality of being funny;

‘I fail to see the humor in it’;

Jokenoun

activity characterized by good humor

Humournoun

the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous;

‘she didn't appreciate my humor’; ‘you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor’;

Jokenoun

a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Humourverb

put into a good mood

Jokenoun

a triviality not to be taken seriously;

‘I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke’;

Humournoun

the quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech

‘his tales are full of humour’;

Jokeverb

tell a joke; speak humorously;

‘He often jokes even when he appears serious’;

Humournoun

the ability to express humour or amuse other people

‘their inimitable brand of humour’;

Jokeverb

act in a funny or teasing way

Humournoun

a mood or state of mind

‘her good humour vanished’; ‘the clash hadn't improved his humour’;

Joke

A joke is a display of humour in which words are used within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people laugh and is usually not meant to be taken seriously. It takes the form of a story, usually with dialogue, and ends in a punch line.

Humournoun

an inclination or whim

‘and have you really burnt all your Plays to please a Humour?’;

Humournoun

each of the four chief fluids of the body (blood, phlegm, yellow bile (choler), and black bile (melancholy)) that were thought to determine a person's physical and mental qualities by the relative proportions in which they were present.

Humourverb

comply with the wishes of (someone) in order to keep them content, however unreasonable such wishes might be

‘she was always humouring him to prevent trouble’;

Humourverb

adapt or accommodate oneself to (something)

‘in reading this stanza we ought to humour it with a corresponding tone of voice’;

Humour

Humour (Commonwealth English) or humor (American English) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, ), controlled human health and emotion.

‘body fluid’;

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