Humour meaning

hyo͝o'mər
Humour is the British spelling of the word humor, which is defined as the quality that makes people laugh.

If you are funny and you make all of your friends laugh all of the time, this is an example of a time when you have a good sense of humour.

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

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(uncountable) The quality of being amusing, comical, funny. [from the early 18th c.]

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.

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

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Origin of humour

From Middle English, from Old French humor, from Latin humor, correctly umor (“moisture”), from humere, correctly umere (“to be moist”).