hilarity

noun hi·lar·i·ty \ hi-ˈler-ə-tē , hī- \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of hilarity

: boisterous merriment or laughter

Examples of hilarity in a Sentence

  1. My attempt to carve the turkey was a source of great hilarity at the dinner table.

  2. hilarity is the last thing you expect to find at a funeral, but we were there to celebrate his life rather than to dwell on his death

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First Known Use of hilarity

15th century


HILARITY Defined for English Language Learners

hilarity

noun

Definition of hilarity for English Language Learners

  • : noisy fun or laughter


HILARITY Defined for Kids

hilarity

noun hi·lar·i·ty \ hi-ˈler-ə-tē \

Definition of hilarity for Students

: noisy fun or laughter


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