[ murth-fuhl ]
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  1. joyous; cheerful; jolly; merry: a mirthful laugh.

  2. providing mirth; amusing: a mirthful experience.

Origin of mirthful

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at mirth, -ful

Other words from mirthful

  • mirth·ful·ly, adverb
  • mirth·ful·ness, noun
  • un·mirth·ful, adjective
  • un·mirth·ful·ly, adverb

Words Nearby mirthful

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How to use mirthful in a sentence

  • Next morning the girls were hilarious over the mirthful episode in the train the night before.

  • Mrs. Sarah Joy Snyder listened and got data for future lectures, with her mirthful mouth sternly set.

    The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • But let's in, and prepare, and after dinner Begin our mirthful pilgrimage.Lam.

    The Little French Lawyer | Francis Beaumont
  • The doctor looked into the dry and mirthful countenance before him, shook his head, and went to the door.

    The Mynns' Mystery | George Manville Fenn
  • The zealot for every species of sport, the candidate for every order of whim, was the light-hearted mirthful Lionel.

    Camilla | Fanny Burney