Mirth (?), n. [OE. mirthe, murthe, merthe, AS. myr&edh;, myrg&edh;, merh&edh;, mirh&edh;. See Merry.]

1.

Merriment; gayety accompanied with laughter; jollity.

Then will I cause to cease ... from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth. Jer. vii. 34.

2.

That which causes merriment.

[Obs.]

Shak.

Syn. -- Merriment; joyousness; gladness; fun; frolic; glee; hilarity; festivity; jollity. See Gladness.

 

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