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hi·lar·i·ty

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

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

(hɪˈlærɪtɪ)
n
mirth and merriment; cheerfulness
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hi•lar•i•ty

(hɪˈlær ɪ ti, -ˈlɛər-, haɪ-)

n.
exuberant merriment sometimes verging on becoming rambunctious.
[1560–70; < Latin hilaritās=hilari(s) (see hilarious) + -tās -ty2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hilarity - great merrimenthilarity - great merriment      
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling
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hilarity

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hilarity

noun
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Translations
مَرَحٌ صاخِب
veselost
munterhed
kátína

hilarity

[hɪˈlærɪtɪ] Nhilaridad f
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hilarity

[hɪˈlærɪti] nhilarité f
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hilarity

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

[hɪˈlærɪtɪ] nilarità
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hilarious

(hiˈleəriəs) adjective
very funny. a hilarious comedy.
hiˈlariously adverb
hiˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun
amusement; laughter.
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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. An episode of humour or kindness touches and amuses him here and there--a pretty child looking at a gingerbread stall; a pretty girl blushing whilst her lover talks to her and chooses her fairing; poor Tom Fool, yonder behind the waggon, mumbling his bone with the honest family which lives by his tumbling; but the general impression is one more melancholy than mirthful.
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. After which various games of strength and agility by both white men and Indians closed the Christmas festivities.
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.
What, do you want to leave us?" replied Charles, with a hilarity that grew more and more alarming.
Lucy tripped ahead, simulating hilarity. When they were out of earshot Miss Bartlett stopped her wails and said quite briskly: "Have you told him about him yet?"
It affords good, active exercise, hilarity, and consuming excitement.