1 making you laugh
be, look, seem
become, get

The movie gets funnier nearer the end.

find sth
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
brilliantly (esp. BrE), genuinely, hilariously, hysterically, incredibly, laugh-out-loud, outrageously, painfully (esp. BrE), riotously (esp. BrE), screamingly, side-splittingly, terribly, uproariously, wickedly, wildly, wonderfully

At last, a genuinely funny comedy show!

His performance was hilariously funny.

You should have seen it—it was terribly funny!

not remotely

He's not even remotely funny.

2 strange
be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, strike sb as, taste

Didn't it strike you as funny that Adam wasn't there?

This wine tastes funny.

find sth

Don't you find it a little funny that she never mentions her husband?

rather, very

Helen gave me a rather funny look.

a little, slightly, etc.
funny little

He's a funny little man.

funny old

It's a funny old world, isn't it?

Funny is used with these nouns: ↑bloke, ↑business, ↑coincidence, ↑face, ↑feeling, ↑gag, ↑guy, ↑idea, ↑impression, ↑joke, ↑kind, ↑look, ↑moment, ↑mood, ↑movie, ↑noise, ↑parody, ↑part, ↑remark, ↑satire, ↑scene, ↑show, ↑smell, ↑sort, ↑story, ↑tale, ↑thing, ↑trick, ↑voice, ↑walk, ↑way

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