Mirth



[murth] /mɜrθ/

noun
1.
gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter:
the excitement and mirth of the holiday season.
2.
amusement or laughter:
He was unable to conceal his mirth.
/mɜːθ/
noun
1.
laughter, gaiety, or merriment
n.

Old English myrgð “joy, pleasure,” from Proto-Germanic *murgitha (cf. Middle Dutch merchte), noun of quality from *murgjo- (see merry; also see -th (2)). Mirthquake “entertainment that excites convulsive laughter” first attested 1928, in reference to Harold Lloyd movies.

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