Examples of hilarity in a Sentence
My attempt to carve the turkey was a source of great hilarity at the dinner table.
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
Recent Examples of hilarity from the Web
Balls filled with extractable biscuits and the like will test the panda’s cognitive chops, and will no doubt provide hours and hours of YouTube hilarity besides.
This show has a huge wind at its back before the curtain even goes up because of Lindsay-Abaire’s fine script, which just crackles with vitriol and hilarity.
Add more jokes about survivalists and about Trump for his tough talk, and hilarity ensues.
Oh, the hilarity of people who don’t know how to feel anything but who always know how every single thing should be done.
On the surface, Rick and Morty is a zany science fiction cartoon that often walks the line between hilarity and darkness.
YONGIN, South Korea (AP) — One of South Korea’s hottest YouTube stars is a 70-year-old grandmother whose cool, undaunted style and hilarity are a breath of fresh air in a social media universe that exalts youth and perfect looks.
His deadpan persona is belied by the dry hilarity of his zingers.
Last year there was a lot of giggling and general hilarity.
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First Known Use of hilarity
Synonymscheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), gayness, glee, gleefulness, mirth, jocundity, joviality, merriment, merriness, mirthfulness
Related Wordsfrivolity, levity; jollification, jollity, reveling (or revelling), revelry; brightness, buoyancy, good-humoredness, good-naturedness, humor, sunniness; gamesomeness, insouciance, lightheartedness, playfulness, sportiveness; buffoonery, clownishness, flippancy, funning, jest, jesting, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, joking, joshing; animation, giddiness, jauntiness, liveliness, perkiness, vivacity; joyfulness, joyousness, jubilance, rejoicing; frolicking, gamboling (or gambolling), rollicking, romping
Near Antonymsblues, dejection, depression, despondence, forlornness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; bile, gloom, melancholy, sourness, spleen; earnestness, graveness, gravity, grimness, seriousness, soberness, sobersidedness, solemnity, solemnness; discontent, disgruntlement, moodiness; dolefulness, dolorousness, joylessness, mournfulness, plaintiveness, woe, woefulness; blackness, darkness, gloominess, glumness; desolateness, desolation; heartbreak, miserableness, misery, mourning, wretchedness
HILARITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hilarity for English Language Learners
: noisy fun or laughter
HILARITY Defined for Kids
Definition of hilarity for Students
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