mirth

noun \ ˈmərth \

Definition of mirth

:gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter
  • His clumsy attempt at dancing caused much mirth.

mirthful

play \-fəl\ adjective

mirthfully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

mirthfulness

noun

mirthless

play \-ləs\ adjective

mirthlessly

play \-lē\ adverb

Examples of mirth in a Sentence

  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?

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Origin and Etymology of mirth

Middle English, from Old English myrgth, from myrge merry — more at merry


MIRTH Defined for English Language Learners

mirth

noun

Definition of mirth for English Language Learners

  • : happiness and laughter


MIRTH Defined for Kids

mirth

noun \ ˈmərth \

Definition of mirth for Students

:happiness and laughter :merry behavior


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