Humorous vs Wheeze - What's the difference?

humorous | wheeze |


As a adjective humorous

is full of humor or arousing laughter; funny.

As a noun wheeze is

a piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.

As a verb wheeze is

to breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

humorous

English

Alternative forms

* humourous (unusual )

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Full of humor or arousing laughter; funny.
  • The waiters were so humorous - one even did a backflip for us, when we asked him.
  • Showing humor; witty, jocular.
  • (obsolete) Damp or watery.
  • (obsolete) Dependent on or caused by one's humour or mood; capricious, whimsical.
  • *, II.8:
  • It is a melancholy humor of writing into my head.

    Synonyms

    * (arousing laughter ): amusing, funny * (witty ): amusing, jocular, witty * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * humorously

    wheeze

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
  • An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
  • (British, slang) An ulterior scheme or plan
  • * 2011 " Road rage; High petrol prices hurt, but will not throttle the economy", The Economist 19 November 2011:
  • The main point of fuel duty, though, is as a fiscal wheeze : it made up 5% of the tax take in 2010.
  • (slang) Something very humorous or laughable.
  • The new comedy is a wheeze .
    You think you're going to win? That's a real wheeze !

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

  • To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.
  • * 2001 , (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 443)
  • If the air smelled even faintly of dog, Lionel coughed, wheezed and sneezed.