gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter:
the excitement and mirth of the holiday season.
amusement or laughter:
He was unable to conceal his mirth.
laughter, gaiety, or merriment
late 14c., from mirth + -less. Related: Mirthlessly.
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.
[mahyuh r-ee] /ˈmaɪər i/ adjective, mirier, miriest. 1. of the nature of ; swampy: miry ground. 2. abounding in ; muddy. 3. covered or bespattered with . adj. late 14c., from mire (n.) + -y (2).
[murv] /mɜrv/ noun 1. . /mɜːv/ noun acronym 1. multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle
n. “nervous disorder peculiar to Siberia, in which the patient mimics everything said or done by another,” from Russian, literally “to be epileptic.” miryachit mir·ya·chit (mēr-yä’chĭt) n. A nervous disease observed in Siberia, similar to latah.
[mur-zuh; Persian meer-zah] /ˈmɜr zə; Persian ˈmir zɑ/ noun, (in Persia, or Iran) 1. a royal prince (placed after the name when used as a title). 2. (a title of honor for men, prefixed to the name). /ˈmɜːzə; mɪəˈzɑː/ noun (in Iran) 1. a title of respect placed before the surname of an official, scholar, […]