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mirth

noun \ˈmərth\

: happiness and laughter

Full Definition of MIRTH

:  gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter
mirth·ful \-fəl\ adjective
mirth·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
mirth·ful·ness noun
mirth·less \-ləs\ adjective
mirth·less·ly \-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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