Definition of "mirth" []

  • Gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter. (noun)
  • Laughter, gaiety, or merriment (noun)

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Use "mirth" in a sentence
  • "II. i.27 (220,2) [I was then frugal of my mirth] By breaking this speech into exclamations, the text may stand; but I once thought it must be read, If _I was_ not _then frugal of my mirth_."
  • "_mirth_ it may be derived from _uaim-mir_, i.e. loud mirth, gaiety."
  • "In theatre three, Cleo plays her usual part: "If we find him sad,/Say we am dancing; if in mirth, report/That we am conspicuous sick.""