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merriment

[ mer-ee-muhnt, mer-i‐ ]
/ ˈmɛr i mənt, ˈmɛr ɪ‐ /
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noun
cheerful or joyful gaiety; mirth; hilarity; laughter.
Obsolete. a cause of mirth; a jest, entertainment, etc.
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Origin of merriment

First recorded in 1570–80; merry + -ment

synonym study for merriment

1. See mirth.

OTHER WORDS FROM merriment

o·ver·mer·ri·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for merriment

merriment
/ (ˈmɛrɪmənt) /

noun
gaiety, fun, or mirth
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