merriment

noun mer·ri·ment \ ˈmer-i-mənt , ˈme-ri- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of merriment

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

Examples of merriment in a Sentence

  1. a time of great joy and merriment

  2. Their house was always filled with merriment.

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First Known Use of merriment

1574

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MERRIMENT Defined for English Language Learners

merriment

Definition of merriment for English Language Learners

  • : laughter and enjoyment


MERRIMENT Defined for Kids

merriment

noun mer·ri·ment \ ˈmer-i-mənt \

Definition of merriment for Students

: laughter and enjoyment The party was filled with merriment.


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