Definition of funnily in English:



  • 1In a strange or amusing way.

    ‘you do talk funnily’
    • ‘And people will look at you funnily for even thinking that they might care.’
    • ‘He had a funnily authoritative way of speaking, she noticed, especially for his age - although age was relative with Caleb.’
    • ‘Yes, pop culture pedagogy is, indeed, one way to funnily distract students from the mandatory, often punitive-seeming (to both students and teachers) experience of comp class.’
    • ‘Miles stared at him funnily then walked toward the target.’
    • ‘Jahson looked at him funnily, but did not answer.’
    • ‘Some of these characters are important, some just drift through the film; all are sketched funnily and realistically.’
    • ‘Why on earth did Ben have to act so funnily today?’
    • ‘She paused and looked at Wyatt funnily before reaching out a plucking a long brown hair off of his coat.’
    • ‘Others do, extremely funnily at times, but it's just not me, I'm afraid.’
    • ‘She speaks earnestly, thoughtfully and funnily about how we are all ‘differently abled ‘in one way or another.’’
    • ‘Allegra entered his room, she was wearing a pair of jeans and a puffy, warm sweater, it looked expensive… but a look at her slippers was funnily contradictory.’
    • ‘One student watched her funnily as she violently shook her pen up and down.’
    • ‘It would have been awful, because, according to my judgement, the threat of hoovering wasn't just a joke - many funnily gross things happened on camp to make me believe it would be done.’
    • ‘He looked at her funnily and slowly took the piece of toast out of his mouth.’
    • ‘The pace of this album goes something like this: sex to sexy, and funnily put at that.’
    • ‘Chris looked at her funnily before giving a small chuckle.’
    • ‘Tana just acted normal, pretending not to understand why they were all looking at her funnily and angrily.’
    • ‘‘The younger one was Tim and the older one was John,’ says Emma in a funnily breathless voice that sounds as if she's about to faint.’
    • ‘I find him, by and large, very funny, though he's always treads a fine line between being funnily offensive and being downright offensive.’
    • ‘Where he had once been funnily cynical, he became at times viciously cruel, not only to myself but to our daughters, who came to resent and fear him.’
    1. 1.1funnily enoughsentence adverb Used to admit that a situation or fact is surprising or curious.
      ‘funnily enough, I was starting to like the idea’
      • ‘On the second day, I hiked to Ruined Castle; a collection of rocks atop a mountain that resembles, funnily enough, a ruined castle.’
      • ‘But funnily enough, their name isn't mentioned anywhere in the spot.’
      • ‘Which makes it, funnily, exactly like the pictures you've seen these last few days.’
      • ‘For those who don't remember Pickles, he was the judge who said we should legalise cannabis and brothels - funnily enough, he retired early.’
      • ‘And funnily enough, the bigger we got, the more people got excited.’
      • ‘It's February and we should be used to all this nonsense, but funnily the mainstream media seems more gullible than ever.’
      • ‘I say funnily enough because right across the road from the railway station is The Daily Planet which the time was Australia's largest brothel.’
      • ‘But funnily enough I don't remember it being headline news.’
      • ‘Everybody is touchy about transport, everybody has an opinion and a solution that, funnily enough, does not usually involve a tandem or a long walk to the train station.’
      • ‘I am nicknamed the ‘drama queen’ by my badminton friends, and funnily enough, I would have liked to become an actress’
      • ‘But, funnily enough, the most deeply stirring thing the film shows us is that guilt, even more than misery, loves company.’
      • ‘And that, funnily enough, makes most casino operators anxious.’
      • ‘Out of all the stories in this book, this would be the one, which I would not believe and funnily enough, this is the only one out of all the stories, which I can prove.’
      • ‘Actually, she wasn't a wonderful mother, but I think she did her best, and funnily enough, I've discovered if you say things often enough they become true.’
      • ‘Well, funnily, it is the temperature that goes down first and the CO2 which goes down a few thousand years later.’
      • ‘Now that the magazine depends on grants from Left-wing foundations for its survival, he has changed his tune, funnily enough!’
      • ‘They did have a record of passengers, but funnily, Creighton was not listed.’
      • ‘Most have screamed the equivalent of ‘get out of the stock market’, but funnily enough, not one has suggested heading off to a racetrack.’
      • ‘So funnily enough, it kind of ended up being a situation where everyone gave the best that they had to give and I think ultimately the movie has been good for it.’
      • ‘Others do other things… but funnily, it doesn't actually matter.’
      • ‘The select committee has been raising that issue pretty constantly now for the last 2, 3, or 4 years - in fact, ever since the Labour-Progressive Government came to power, funnily.’
      • ‘Because funnily enough, the only time I find it impossible to park outside my home in Glasgow's south side is when Rangers and Pollok are playing at home.’
      • ‘Failing that, I'll have to stick to poker and up the stakes next game - although, funnily enough, a wee voice in my head is telling me to quit while I'm ahead.’
      • ‘There is a good article here on the way the media distort the results of public opinion polls - always in the same direction, funnily enough.’
      • ‘He expects his readers to behave with perfect propriety towards large corporations, which, funnily enough, do not write to the New York Times and ask how they should behave.’
      • ‘But funnily enough I'd choose my current situation over last year's any day.’
      • ‘And he was an idealist in that respect, and he still is in a way, funnily, even his 80s now.’