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Noun

Singular
humour

Plural
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  1. Something funny such as a joke, satire, parody, etc.
  2. (archaic) Four "fluids" that were believed to control the health and mood of the human body - blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm.
    M. Le Page Du Pratz, History of Louisisana (PG), p. 40
    For some days a fistula lacrymalis had come into my left eye, which discharged an humour, when pressed, that portended danger.
  3. (figuratively) A mood.
    He was in a particularly vile humour that afternoon.
  4. Either of the two regions of liquid within the eyeball, the aqueous humour and vitreous humour.

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Verb

Infinitive
to humour

Third person singular
humours

Simple past
humoured

Past participle
-

Present participle
humouring

to humour (third-person singular simple present humours, present participle humouring, simple past and past participle humoured)
  1. (transitive) To pacify by indulging.
    I know you don't believe my story, but humour me for a minute and imagine it to be true.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

humour f.

  1. humor; comic effect in a communication or performance.

Italian

Noun

humour m. inv.

  1. sense of humour

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