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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 ?
A man with a reflective turn of mind, walking through an exhibition of this sort, will not be oppressed, I take it, by his own or other people's hilarity.
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.
There was an absence of the usual hilarity which struck me.
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.
After a short prayer, the company all seated themselves cross-legged, in Turkish fashion, to the banquet, which passed off with great hilarity.
Secure from female intrusion, there was no restraint upon the hilarity of the warriors, who, like the gentlemen of Europe after the cloth is drawn and the ladies retire, freely indulged their mirth.
On the way, in the open centre of the village where stood the kingposts, she left him lying on the ground in order to join in the hilarity of the population.
He opened at once his little eyes and his great mouth, to inhale better the joke his eminence deigned to address to him, and ended by a burst of laughter, so violent that his great limbs shook in hilarity as they would have done in an ague.
replied Charles, with a hilarity that grew more and more alarming.
It affords good, active exercise, hilarity, and consuming excitement.
How often as I have ascended the stairs that lead to my lonely, sumptuous rooms, have I paused to listen to the hilarity of the servants below.