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Definitions for merriment
ˈmɛr ɪ məntmer·ri·ment

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word merriment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaiety, merrimentnoun

    a gay feeling

  2. fun, merriment, playfulnessnoun

    activities that are enjoyable or amusing

    "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"


  1. merrimentnoun

    a state of enjoyable exuberance

  2. merrimentnoun

    playful fun

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Merrimentnoun

    Mirth; gaiety; cheerfulness; laughter.

    Etymology: from merry.

    Who when they heard that piteous strained voice,
    In haste forsook their rural merriment. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    A number of merriments and jests, wherewith they have pleasantly moved much laughter at our manner of serving God. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    Methought it was the sound
    Of riot and ill-managed merriment. John Milton.


  1. Merriment

    Merriment is a 2000 album by Vic Chesnutt. The album is a collaborative effort between Georgia-based musicians Chesnutt and Kelly and Nikki Keneipp, with Chesnutt writing and singing the songs, and the Keneipps playing the music. It was released on the Keneipps' record label, Backburner Records, on August 29, 2000.


  1. merriment

    Merriment refers to fun, joy, high-spirited laughter, entertainment, and enjoyment typically expressed in a social gathering or celebration. It's a festive atmosphere filled with happiness and often involves activities that bring pleasure and amusement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merrimentnoun

    gayety, with laughter; mirth; frolic

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merriment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merriment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of merriment in a Sentence

  1. Adam Smith:

    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.

  2. Anna Acheng:

    He would maybe bring a bull which would be slaughtered for the people to eat. It would an occasion for merriment. since he surrendered, we can now forgive him for the atrocities he committed against our people because we are confident that he will never go back to the bush.

  3. Ben Erweny:

    Kayo Cuk is about extending an olive branch, and if Ongwen comes to Barlonyo and seeks forgiveness and people see that he is sincere then he can definitely be forgiven, he would maybe bring a bull which would be slaughtered for the people to eat. It would an occasion for merriment.

  4. Sinclair Lewis:

    Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment.

  5. William Powell:

    Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.

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    A interrogate
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