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humour

A fluid or gel-like substance.

hu·mor

(hyū'mŏr) [TA]
1. Any clear fluid or semifluid hyaline anatomic substance.
2. One of the elemental body fluids that were the basis of the physiologic and pathologic teachings of the hippocratic school: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm.
Synonym(s): humour.
[L. correctly, umor, liquid]

humour

The possession of, or the capacity to perceive, those things which excite laughter or the desire to laugh. Humour is one of the more mysterious characteristics of the human being and its nature has been endlessly argued. We laugh when we are painlessly surprised; when we perceive foolishness or qualities to which we consider ourselves superior; when we see the pompous deflated, the powerful threatened or the consciously superior mocked. Theories abound, none of them entirely convincing. Humour is, however, a valuable human attribute and its absence is a personality defect.

humour

any body fluid, particularly those in front of, and behind, the lens of the eye, the AQUEOUS HUMOUR and VITREOUS HUMOUR.

hu·mor

(hyū'mŏr) [TA]
1. Any clear fluid or semifluid hyaline anatomic substance.
2. One of the elemental body fluids that were the basis of the physiologic and pathologic teachings of the hippocratic school: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm.
See also: humoral doctrine
Synonym(s): humour.
[L. correctly, umor, liquid]
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I had almost forgotten a small summer theatre, called Niblo's, with gardens and open air amusements attached; but I believe it is not exempt from the general depression under which Theatrical Property, or what is humorously called by that name, unfortunately labours.
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is very highly recommended as thoroughly entertaining and humorously original.
Rich green meadows and soft blue skies set the stage for the cast of humorously portrayed figures.
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They toured internationally, winning accolades for work that was both dramatic and humorously theatrical.
An internal airline-theme campaign was created to humorously announce, remind and reward employees both individually and by office.
The entries are clearly and often humorously written and remind one of the richness of the English language.
This book, filled with old gems as well as works from new poets, gently and humorously introduces children to the song of poetry and the subtle messages that can hide in rhyme.
Being a senior also, I can relate so much to the issues of which she so humorously writes, like her article, But Wait
The narration explaining the background of the many different guitar styles was professionally and humorously delivered by Billy Butler.