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 (hĭ-lăr′ĭ-tē, -lâr′-, hī-)
Great merriment.

[Middle English hilarite, good spirits, from Old French, from Latin hilaritās, from hilaris, cheerful, from Greek hilaros.]


mirth and merriment; cheerfulness


(hɪˈlær ɪ ti, -ˈlɛər-, haɪ-)

exuberant merriment sometimes verging on becoming rambunctious.
[1560–70; < Latin hilaritās=hilari(s) (see hilarious) + -tās -ty2]
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مَرَحٌ صاخِب


[hɪˈlærɪtɪ] Nhilaridad f


[hɪˈlærɪti] nhilarité f


nHeiterkeit f; (= gaiety)Fröhlichkeit f; (= laughter)Gelächter nt; his statement caused some hilarityseine Behauptung löste einige Heiterkeit aus


[hɪˈlærɪtɪ] nilarità


(hiˈleəriəs) adjective
very funny. a hilarious comedy.
hiˈlariously adverb
hiˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun
amusement; laughter.
References in classic literature ?
That's good from YOU, miss," said Dick, giving way to a fit of hilarity.
I observed, however, that one of them held somewhat aloof, and though he seemed desirous not to spoil the hilarity of his shipmates by his own sober face, yet upon the whole he refrained from making as much noise as the rest.
I do not know whether I heard the sounds of a suppressed hilarity or not.
BUT there was no hilarity in the little town that same tranquil Saturday afternoon.
There was a great amount of hilarity in the preparation for this event, and a long council in Emma Jane's attic.
Jennings, with all her natural hilarity, burst forth again.
He fixed his eye on me longer than I cared to return the stare, for fear I might be tempted either to box his ears or render my hilarity audible.
They would have talked to me too, but I held back, and moped in my corner; scared by their love-making and hilarity, though it was far from boisterous, and almost wondering that no judgement came upon them for their hardness of heart.
There was an absence of the usual hilarity which struck me.
His countenance was, as usual, cadaverously wan--but, moreover, there was a species of mad hilarity in his eyes--an evidently restrained hysteria in his whole demeanour.
The death agonies of a fellow being are, to these strange creatures provocative of the wildest hilarity, while their chief form of commonest amusement is to inflict death on their prisoners of war in various ingenious and horrible ways.
It was not that the sight of the wretched pony did not excite numerous smiles on the countenances of passers-by; but as against the side of this pony rattled a sword of respectable length, and as over this sword gleamed an eye rather ferocious than haughty, these passers-by repressed their hilarity, or if hilarity prevailed over prudence, they endeavored to laugh only on one side, like the masks of the ancients.