American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Convulsively hearty; uproarious. Used of laughter.
- adj. Causing convulsive laughter; extremely funny: a sidesplitting comedy.
- adj. very funny
“The Republican Party's slapstick search for a leader would be heartwarming and sidesplitting, but for the tragic knowledge that one of these scrambling midgets will collect tens of millions of votes in the presidential election of 2012.”
“Some of the most sidesplitting letters at the Ransom Center come from Irving Hoffman, a former Broadway publicist and columnist for The Hollywood Reporter.”
“NT Director Nicholas Hytner gets an awesome ensemble performance from his troupe—the sub-plot of wannabe-actor Alan (Daniel Rigby) wanting to marry Pauline (Claire Lams), whom her gangster father (Fred Ridgeway) has promised to the murdered gangster is equally sidesplitting.”
“TwitWit promises to turn the most mundane tweets into wryly amusing bon mots, Seinfeldesque observations, and sidesplitting jokes.”
“Fans of "Arrested Development" who can still quote lines from the deadpan series are expecting something just as sidesplitting from this comedy that stars Will Arnett as an entitled trust-funder who has a crush on an earthy do-gooder and single mom played by Keri Russell.”
“More riotous, sidesplitting mating games concern a love-starved wife trapped in a sexually humdrum relationship. âI need orgasms, â Abby (Kristin Booth) insists to Andrew (Josh Dean), her geeky, indifferent squeeze.”
“Cheers to John Slattery for his sidesplitting turn as a true madman on 30 Rock.”
“Because if we were supposed to double over in sidesplitting hollers when Andy slowly pushed Dwight into a fence with his Prius, we certainly did not.”
“At what appears to be about midway through a supposedly sidesplitting routine involving crime scene tape, however Moore pulls the film to a screeching halt and over a blackened screen says, “I don't think I can keep doing this --””
“The opportunity for comedy will continue unabated as new mirthmakers join Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and the ever-sidesplitting Mitch McConnell.”
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