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[mer-i-muh nt] /ˈmɛr ɪ mənt/

cheerful or joyful gaiety; mirth; hilarity; laughter.
Obsolete. a cause of mirth; a jest, entertainment, etc.
gaiety, fun, or mirth

1570s, “comedic entertainment,” from merry + -ment. General sense of “mirth” is from 1580s.


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