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Monday, December 29, 2014

Definitions for mirth

  1. gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter: the excitement and mirth of the holiday season.
  2. amusement or laughter: He was unable to conceal his mirth.

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Citations for mirth
Darcy was not of a disposition in which happiness overflows in mirth; and Elizabeth, agitated and confused, rather knew that she was happy than felt herself to be so; for, besides the immediate embarrassment, there were other evils before her. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813
Thus adjured, Lily turned her eyes on the spectacle which was affording Mr. Dorset such legitimate mirth. Edith Wharton, House of Mirth, 1905
Origin of mirth
900
Mirth comes from the Old English myrgth and shares a root with the word merry.