merriment


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mer·ri·ment

 (mĕr′ĭ-mənt)
n.
High-spirited fun and enjoyment; hilarity.

merriment

(ˈmɛrɪmənt)
n
gaiety, fun, or mirth

mer•ri•ment

(ˈmɛr ɪ mənt)

n.
1. cheerful or joyful gaiety; mirth; hilarity; laughter.
2. Obs. a cause of mirth; a jest, entertainment, etc.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merriment - a gay feelingmerriment - a gay feeling        
happiness - emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
jocularity, jocundity - a feeling facetious merriment
jolliness, jollity, joviality - feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
2.merriment - activities that are enjoyable or amusingmerriment - activities that are enjoyable or amusing; "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

merriment

noun fun, amusement, glee, mirth, sport, laughter, festivity, frolic, gaiety, hilarity, revelry, jollity, levity, liveliness, conviviality, joviality, jocularity, merrymaking He jokes and ad-libs, to the general merriment of the audience.

merriment

noun
Translations
مَرَح، جَو مَرِح
veselý
lystighedmunterhed
glaîværî, kæti

merriment

[ˈmerɪmənt] Nalegría f, regocijo m; (= laughter) → risas fpl
at this there was much merrimentesto provocó muchas risas

merriment

[ˈmɛrɪmənt] n
(= fun) → gaieté f
(= laughter) → hilarité f

merriment

nHeiterkeit f, → Fröhlichkeit f; (= laughter)Gelächter nt; at this there was much merrimentdas erregte allgemeine Heiterkeit, das rief großes Gelächter hervor

merriment

[ˈmɛrɪmənt] nallegria, gaiezza; (laughter) → ilarità f inv

merry

(ˈmeri) adjective
1. cheerful; noisily or laughingly lively etc. merry children; a merry party.
2. slightly drunk. He's been getting merry on whisky.
ˈmerrily adverb
ˈmerriness noun
ˈmerriment noun
fun and laughter. There was a great deal of merriment at the party.
ˈmerry-go-round noun
(American ˌcarouˈsel) a revolving ring of toy horses etc on which children ride at a fair.
ˈmerrymaking noun
cheerful celebration. all the merrymaking at Christmas.
ˈmerrymaker noun
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Tell on, please," he said, taking his face out of the sofa cushion, red and shining with merriment.
As he glanced at me, his face dimpled with a seizure of irrelevant merriment, and he shot up the windmill tower with a lightness that struck me as disdainful.
Alice felt disposed to laugh, though she succeeded in suppressing her merriment, ere she answered:
And," said Jessie, with a burst of merriment, "he told you at last he loved you.
It must have been in reference to this outrage that Chanticleer, the next day, accompanied by the bereaved mother of the egg, took his post in front of Phoebe and Clifford, and delivered himself of a harangue that might have proved as long as his own pedigree, but for a fit of merriment on Phoebe's part.
Of an impulsive and passionate nature, she had fortified herself to encounter the stings and venomous stabs of public contumely, wreaking itself in every variety of insult; but there was a quality so much more terrible in the solemn mood of the popular mind, that she longed rather to behold all those rigid countenances contorted with scornful merriment, and herself the object.
He had three or four boon companions, who regarded him as their model, and at the head of whom he scoured the country, attending every scene of feud or merriment for miles round.
So, with laughter and shouts and endless badinage and merriment, the guests take their places.
Her corn-cake, in all its varieties of hoe-cake, dodgers, muffins, and other species too numerous to mention, was a sublime mystery to all less practised compounders; and she would shake her fat sides with honest pride and merriment, as she would narrate the fruitless efforts that one and another of her compeers had made to attain to her elevation.
Early in the afternoon we overtook another proces- sion of pilgrims; but in this one was no merriment, no jokes, no laughter, no playful ways, nor any happy giddiness, whether of youth or age.
Even Emma grew tired at last of flattery and merriment, and wished herself rather walking quietly about with any of the others, or sitting almost alone, and quite unattended to, in tranquil observation of the beautiful views beneath her.
She returned just in time to join the others as they quitted the house, on an excursion through its more immediate premises; and the rest of the morning was easily whiled away, in lounging round the kitchen garden, examining the bloom upon its walls, and listening to the gardener's lamentations upon blights, in dawdling through the green-house, where the loss of her favourite plants, unwarily exposed, and nipped by the lingering frost, raised the laughter of Charlotte,--and in visiting her poultry-yard, where, in the disappointed hopes of her dairy-maid, by hens forsaking their nests, or being stolen by a fox, or in the rapid decrease of a promising young brood, she found fresh sources of merriment.

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