[ hi-lar-i-tee, -lair-, hahy- ]
/ hɪˈlær ɪ ti, -ˈlɛər-, haɪ- /
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cheerfulness; merriment; mirthfulness.
boisterous gaiety or merriment.
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Origin of hilarity
synonym study for hilarity
2. See mirth.
OTHER WORDS FROM hilarityhy·per·hi·lar·i·ty, noun
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How to use hilarity in a sentence
He dreamed of Vienna as one continual debauch, one never-ceasing saturnalia, an eternal tournament of perfumed hilarities.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
Never since my school-boy days have I loved so well as now the hilarities of life.The Abominations of Modern Society|Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for hilarity
/ (hɪˈlærɪtɪ) /
mirth and merriment; cheerfulness
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