Definition of mirth in English:



  • Amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.

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