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1. Full of gladness and merriment.
2. Characterized by or expressing gladness and merriment: a warm, tender, and mirthful movie.

mirth′ful·ly adv.
mirth′ful·ness n.
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Adv.1.mirthfully - in a joyous mannermirthfully - in a joyous manner; "they shouted happily"
References in classic literature ?
Then all shouted mirthfully, and leaped about the room.
Well," she said mirthfully, "my aunt is a hundred and fifty.
The peasants had all got up from the cart and were inquisitively and mirthfully staring at the meeting of the friends, making their comments on it.
Pye comments that "Henry mirthfully insinuates that his conquest will simply make him the passive victim of a homoerotic capture.
He mirthfully recommended "impatient patience" as a virtue with regard to the ecumenical process in general.