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mirthful

[murth-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. joyous; cheerful; jolly; merry: a mirthful laugh.
  2. providing mirth; amusing: a mirthful experience.
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Origin of mirthful

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at mirth, -ful
Related formsmirth·ful·ly, adverbmirth·ful·ness, nounun·mirth·ful, adjectiveun·mirth·ful·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Their mirthfulness, then, at least, grows with the joy of spreading it.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

    Robert E. Park

  • Out of the heart of mirthfulness, this shadow had come forth to him.

  • I must say their laughter throughout was far beyond the mirthfulness of the facts.

  • She gave him for the first time a glance that had the element of mirthfulness in it.

    Cynthia Wakeham's Money

    Anna Katharine Green

  • Near him was an old Revolutionary soldier, full of mirthfulness, and a capital story teller.


Word Origin and History for mirthfulness

mirthful

adj.

c.1300, from mirth + -ful. Related: Mirthfully; mirthfulness.

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