Definition of mirth in English:

mirth

noun

  • [mass noun] Amusement, especially as expressed in laughter:

    ‘his six-foot frame shook with mirth’
    • ‘Each and every one found themselves at the centre of the fun and mirth of the occasion at some time over the weekend.’
    • ‘They shared the joy and mirth of every other moment of life.’
    • ‘Given the mood of gloom that has spread across the markets perhaps it is best to begin with a spot of mirth.’
    • ‘It is in these moments of mirth that perhaps the true genius of the Celtic Tenors is captured.’
    • ‘The sheer mirth of this Japanese puppet master injected the audience with ecstasy.’
    • ‘Still, enough of this mirth and merriment, just because it's Friday doesn't mean we should go to pieces.’
    • ‘They soon subsided into a bout of laughter while tears of mirth glistened in their eyes.’
    • ‘Their manic scramble was a source of considerable mirth to those of us cheering them on.’
    • ‘He started laughing, throwing back his head in cheer as he slapped his knee in mirth.’
    • ‘It always returns as pangs of memories about mirth and joy veiled by a distant past.’
    • ‘His face full of mirth, Owen put an arm around her and touched her stomach softly.’
    • ‘There's naturally rapturous applause intertwined with mirth and salivation.’
    • ‘In the end her kindness changes her life forever, finds her a guy and more than makes up for lost mirth.’
    • ‘Laughter, joy and mirth should be considered some of our most primary objectives.’
    • ‘It can't be any worse than any of the tales of mirth and woe I've got lined up.’
    • ‘I aspire to be recognised for quality writing, for consistent humor and mirth.’
    • ‘Ordinarily, this is the kind of footballers cliche which raises much mirth among fans, but on this occasion he may have had a point.’
    • ‘He embraces his newfound friend in the throes of passion and turns to look at me, his eyes full of mirth.’
    • ‘Whilst this provides a source of mirth for others, I find it downright irritating.’
    • ‘He limped towards Nicholas, who was gazing at him with tears of mirth in his eyes.’
    merriment, high spirits, mirthfulness, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheer, hilarity, glee, laughter, jocularity, levity, gaiety, buoyancy, blitheness, euphoria, exhilaration, elation, light-heartedness, joviality, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, fun, enjoyment, amusement, pleasure, merrymaking, jollity, festivity, revelry, frolics, frolicsomeness
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Origin

Old English myrgth, of Germanic origin; related to merry.

Pronunciation

mirth

/məːθ/