merriment

noun
mer·​ri·​ment | \ ˈmer-i-mənt How to pronounce merriment (audio) , ˈme-ri- \

Definition of merriment

1 : lighthearted gaiety or fun-making : hilarity
2 : a lively celebration or party : festivity

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Examples of merriment in a Sentence

a time of great joy and merriment Their house was always filled with merriment.
Recent Examples on the Web Full of features kids will enjoy, including a ring toss, water slide, wading pool, and water sprayer, this above-ground kiddie pool is designed to bring hours of merriment. Julianne Hilmes Bartlett, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 May 2021 Returning for another round of musical merriment are judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 14 Feb. 2021 Returning for another round of musical merriment are judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 14 Feb. 2021 As celebratory as this moment may be for many people in the tech industry, the merriment ought to be tempered. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 6 Apr. 2021 That merriment took place in Soho, where Bacon reigned as demon king, scarfing oysters and drinking champagne night after night. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021 The parade includes music, marching bands, and much merriment. Curt Anderson, ajc, 16 Feb. 2021 The parade includes music, marching bands, and much merriment. Curt Anderson, Star Tribune, 16 Feb. 2021 Returning for another round of musical merriment are judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 14 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of merriment

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of merriment was in 1574

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“Merriment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merriment. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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merriment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of merriment

: laughter and enjoyment

merriment

noun
mer·​ri·​ment | \ ˈmer-i-mənt How to pronounce merriment (audio) \

Kids Definition of merriment

: laughter and enjoyment The party was filled with merriment.

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