mirth

noun
\ ˈmərth How to pronounce mirth (audio) \

Definition of mirth

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

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Other Words from mirth

mirthful \ ˈmərth-​fəl How to pronounce mirthful (audio) \ adjective
mirthfully \ ˈmərth-​fə-​lē How to pronounce mirthfully (audio) \ adverb
mirthfulness noun
mirthless \ ˈmərth-​ləs How to pronounce mirthless (audio) \ adjective
mirthlessly \ ˈmərth-​lē How to pronounce mirthlessly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of mirth in a Sentence

Her clumsy attempt to cut the cake was the cause of much mirth. as charming as your mutual mirth is, could you refrain from nudging each other and giggling during class?

First Known Use of mirth

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mirth

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

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mirth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mirth

formal + literary : happiness and laughter

mirth

noun
\ ˈmərth How to pronounce mirth (audio) \

Kids Definition of mirth

: happiness and laughter : merry behavior

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