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mirth

play
noun \ˈmərth\

Simple Definition of mirth

  • : happiness and laughter

Full Definition of mirth

  1. :  gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter

mirth·ful play \-fəl\ adjective
mirth·ful·ly play \-fə-lē\ adverb
mirth·ful·ness noun
mirth·less play \-ləs\ adjective
mirth·less·ly play \-lē\ adverb

Examples of mirth

  1. Her clumsy attempt to cut the cake was the cause of much mirth.

  2. <as charming as your mutual mirth is, could you refrain from nudging each other and giggling during class?>



Origin of mirth

Middle English, from Old English myrgth, from myrge merry — more at merry


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with mirth



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