mirth


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mirth

 (mûrth)
n.
Gladness and merriment, especially when expressed by laughter.

[Middle English, from Old English myrgth; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.]

mirth

(mɜːθ)
n
laughter, gaiety, or merriment
[Old English myrgth; compare merry]
ˈmirthful adj
ˈmirthfully adv
ˈmirthfulness n
ˈmirthless adj
ˈmirthlessly adv
ˈmirthlessness n

mirth

(mɜrθ)

n.
gaiety or jollity, esp. when accompanied by laughter.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English myrgth. See merry, -th1]
mirth′ful, adj.
mirth′ful•ly, adv.
mirth′ful•ness, n.
mirth′less, adj.
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Translations
مَرَح، ضَحِك
veselí
lattermorskab
glaîværî, kæti
jautrībalīksmība
gülmeneşe

mirth

[mɜːθ] N (= good humour) → alegría f, júbilo m; (= laughter) → risas fpl

mirth

[ˈmɜːrθ] n (= laughter) → hilarité f
to weep with mirth → pleurer de rire
He was weeping with mirth → Il pleurait de rire.

mirth

nFreude f, → Frohsinn m; (= laughter)Heiterkeit f; shrieks of mirth coming from the classroomfrohes or fröhliches Lachen, das aus dem Klassenzimmer drang

mirth

[mɜːθ] nilarità f inv, gaiezza

mirth

(məːθ) noun
laughter or amusement.
References in classic literature ?
Had a wanderer, bewildered in the melancholy forest, heard their mirth, and stolen a half-affrighted glance, he might have fancied them the crew of Comus, some already transformed to brutes, some midway between man and beast, and the others rioting in the flow of tipsy jollity that foreran the change.
lest her sweet soul, amid its hallowed mirth, "Should catch the note, as it doth float - up from the damned Earth.
The doctor now interposed, and prevented the effects of a wrath which was kindling between Jones and Thwackum; after which the former gave a loose to mirth, sang two or three amorous songs, and fell into every frantic disorder which unbridled joy is apt to inspire; but so far was he from any disposition to quarrel, that he was ten times better humoured, if possible, than when he was sober.
Entertain hopes; mirth rather than joy; variety of delights, rather than surfeit of them; wonder and admiration, and therefore novelties; studies that fill the mind with splendid and illustrious objects, as histories, fables, and contemplations of nature.
Then they turned to mirth and feasting believing the war was at an end.
The sounds of mirth and contention sensibly lowered at this unexpected visit; but, after a moment’s pause, the curious interest exhibited in the face of the young lady, together with her smiling air, restored the freedom of the morning; though it was somewhat chastened, both in language and vehemence, by the presence of such a spectator.
It was this callous act that turned all David's mirth to woe, and drove us weeping to our growler.
All these acquaintances he observed with difficulty concealing their mirth at something; the same mirth that he had perceived in the lawyer's eyes, and just now in the eyes of this groom.
Ellen brought him one of her dust-caps, and went into contortions of mirth, which she found it impossible to control, when she saw him put it on before the mirror as grotesquely as he could.
Meanwhile the younger generation: Boris, the officer, Anna Mikhaylovna's son; Nicholas, the undergraduate, the count's eldest son; Sonya, the count's fifteen-year-old niece, and little Petya, his youngest boy, had all settled down in the drawing room and were obviously trying to restrain within the bounds of decorum the excitement and mirth that shone in all their faces.
And therewith we hunted out our old dream books to read them again, and, forgetful of coming partings, laughed over them till the old orchard echoed to our mirth.
Leslie laughed--beautiful laughter that seemed akin to all the mirth that had echoed through the little house in the vanished years.