mirth

play
noun \ˈmərth\

Definition of mirth

  1. :  gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter

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?>

Origin and Etymology of mirth

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


MIRTH Defined for English Language Learners

mirth

play
noun \ˈmərth\

Definition of mirth for English Language Learners

  • : happiness and laughter


MIRTH Defined for Kids

mirth

play
noun \ˈmərth\

Definition of mirth for Students

  1. :  happiness and laughter :  merry behavior



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