from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a humorous manner; jocularly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Capriciously; whimsically.
  • adv. Facetiously; wittily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a humorous manner.
  • With humor; pleasantly; jocosely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a humorous manner


From humorous +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)


  • I thought the term humorously outrageous in American Pie and then annoying once it became widely "accepted".

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  • A "Ribu" is the term humorously coined for a mountain in Indonesia with an elevation of (as the name suggests) at least 1,000 meters.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • There is so much "bottom dressing," or "butt dressing" as I call it humorously these days, and to put it sympathetically, it is not the fault of women.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • Mani is so great in Hindi [humorously] ... it was the easiest way to explain to him.

  • I thought the term humorously outrageous in American Pie and then annoying once it became widely “accepted”.

    Got MILF? | Her Bad Mother

  • Elizabeth, who was regarded in her set as a wit, a reputation acquired by reason of the fact that she possessed a certain knack for adapting slang humorously (for there was no originality to her alleged wit), now bent her head and looked at her brother incredulously.

    Kindred of the Dust

  • The eyes that now rested on her humorously were the beautiful eyes which had once looked into her soul.

    The New Magdalen

  • The next batch of ads -- collectively dubbed "Syndrome" -- continue the theme of "search overload" but present the idea humorously, a far cry from the overly dramatic "Manifesto" spot that kicked off the estimated $100 million marketing campaign from WPP agency JWT.

    Advertising Age - Homepage

  • That is what I was kind of humorously trying to do there with that video.

    CNN Transcript Jan 15, 2009

  • One of the pictures was the talk show host and her current guy, then the camera went back to her and she looked kind of humorously crestfallen as she was realizing she was just emergency love, and then the last picture was a dog humping a stuffed Winnie the Pooh toy!

    wilberteets Diary Entry


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