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Definitions for hilarity
hɪˈlær ɪ ti, -ˈlɛər-, haɪ-hi·lar·i·ty
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hilarity, mirth, mirthfulness, glee, gleefulnessnoun
A great amount of amusement, usually accompanied by laughter.
Something that induces laughter.
Etymology: From hilaritas, "cheerfulness", from adjective hilaris, "cheerful", ultimately from Greek, + noun of state suffix -tas.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: hilaritas, Latin.
Averroes restrained his hilarity, and made no more thereof than Seneca commendeth, and was allowable in Cato; that is, a sober incalescence from wine. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
Humour (Commonwealth English) or humor (American English) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humorcode: lat promoted to code: la , "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—be amused, smile or laugh at something funny (such as a pun or joke)—and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. For example, young children may favour slapstick such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or the Tom and Jerry cartoons, whose physical nature makes it accessible to them. By contrast, more sophisticated forms of humour such as satire require an understanding of its social meaning and context, and thus tend to appeal to a more mature audience.
boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity
The numerical value of hilarity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of hilarity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of hilarity in a Sentence
New York... Babylon-on-the-Hudson, sinful, extravagant, full of the nervous hilarity of the doomed.
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- hilaritatCatalan, Valencian
- soganScottish Gaelic
- ard-ghennalys, ard-aittysManx
- ilaritate, râseteRomanian
- веселье, веселостьRussian
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