Definitions for mirth
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mirth.
hilarity, mirth, mirthfulness, glee, gleefulnessnoun
The emotion usually following humour and accompanied by laughter; merriment; jollity; gaiety.
That which causes merriment.
Etymology: myrgþ, approximately equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Merriment; jollity; gaiety; laughter.
Etymology: myrhde , Saxon.
To give a kingdom for a mirth, to sit,
And keep the turn of tippling with a slave. William Shakespeare.
Be large in mirth, anon we’ll drink a measure
The table round. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
His eye begets occasion for his wit;
For every object that the one doth catch,
The other turns to a mirth-moving jest. William Shakespeare.
Most of the appearing mirth in the world is not mirth but art: the wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise. Robert South, Sermons.
With genial joy to warm the soul,
Bright Helen mix’d a mirth-inspiring bowl. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
Mirth is a state of happiness, amusement or laughter. It's characterized by joy, fun, and high spirits.
merriment; gayety accompanied with laughter; jollity
that which causes merriment
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mėrth, n. merriness: pleasure: delight: noisy gaiety: jollity: laughter.—adj. Mirth′ful, full of mirth: causing mirth: merry: jovial.—adv. Mirth′fully.—n. Mirth′fulness.—adj. Mirth′less, joyless: cheerless.—n. Mirth′lessness, absence of mirth. [A.S. myrgð—merg, merry.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mirth is ranked #80678 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Mirth surname appeared 235 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mirth.
90.6% or 213 total occurrences were White.
5.1% or 12 total occurrences were Black.
2.9% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of mirth in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of mirth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgement trusting neither Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem.
Laugh and the world laughs with you Weep, and you weep alone For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
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- Belustigung, Freude, FröhlichkeitGerman
- felicidad, alegría, júbiloSpanish
- hilpeys, iloFinnish
- soganScottish Gaelic
- 遊び, 喜び, 笑いJapanese
- весе́лье, ра́достьRussian
- glädje, munterhetSwedish
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