• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Uproariousness the state of being uproarious, noisy, or riotous
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. oproer, from op, up, and roeren (Ger. rühren, A.S. hréran), to stir; the form due to confusion with roar.


In literature:

Von Tielitz and Messer had been at an uproarious ball the night before and were idling about, recuperating.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Tad had halted upon observing the accident, laughing uproariously at the spectacle of Lumpy Bates being roped by Stacy Brown.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
It could even be uproarious and exuberant as only the really young can.
"The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion)" by Various
From a balcony right overhead a soldier shot at him, missed, and laughed uproariously.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Our friend's joy became quite uproarious.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
They burst into uproarious acclamation.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Finished, he still stood on the chair, frankly happy in the uproarious response to his effort to amuse them.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
With others he took part in the uproarious merriment of the occasion.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Felicia was noisy, uproarious, badly brought up, but was untainted by all that passed over her little mind because it was so near the ground.
"The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Alphonse Daudet
The fun became uproarious.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland

In poetry:

When Rome was uproarious, her knowing patricians
Made "Bread and the Circus" a cure for each row;
But not so the plan of our noble physicians,
"No Bread and the Tread-mill" 's the regimen now.
"An Expostulation to Lord King" by Thomas Moore
With long deep breaths his path he ploughed,
And he hailed the heavenly day;
Jubilant shouted the gazing crowd,
"He lives! he is there! he broke away!
Out of the grave, the whirlpool uproarious,
The hero hath rescued his life victorious!"
"The Diver" by George MacDonald

In news:

We stared at the desks with no inkwells , turned to each other and without prompting we both began to laugh uproariously.
"The Dictator" begins with a loving dedication to Kim Jong-Il and concludes with an uproariously funny, brutally ironic and satire-drenched speech.
Wife' has an uproarious second act.
The audience fairly exploded Saturday night in the most uproarious ovation I can remember at a Dallas Symphony Orchestra classical concert.
Yes, I opened my mouth Saturday night and inserted a size 11 1/2 foot which my family, friends and Facebook followers found uproariously amusing.
Like a zombie playing opossum, the fifth and final entry in the pallid %22Twilight%22 franchise makes one last, uproarious grasp for attention.
A read-aloud gem, this uproarious picture book contains an absurdly appropriate plot.
For nearly an hour on Saturday, uproarious laughter erupted from the back of the Sarasota Barnes & Noble, where author and actress Ali Wentworth regaled an overflow audience with anecdotes from her new book, Ali in Wonderland.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is given an uproarious reading by Theatre Arlington.
An uproariously authentic characterization of Mark Twain 's stories and lecture series with a first-person, Chautauqua-style audience question and answer session included.
Parker, Stone make good with uproarious Book of Mormon.
In the very first sentence of her poignant and often uproarious memoir, Mishna Wolff declares that she is white.