- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||happiness or gaiety, esp. accompanied by laughter.
Their holiday dinners were always filled with mirth.
- exuberance, jollity, merriment
- melancholy, sadness
- similar words:
- amusement, cheer, gaiety, glee, hilarity, levity
||mirthful (adj.), mirthless (adj.), mirthfully (adv.), mirthlessly (adv.)
The word mirth
contains the following part:
that means the act or state of
More about this word part:
The suffix -th2 attaches to English adjectives to form nouns (e.g., "warmth
" from "warm" and "depth
" from "deep"), and to English verb roots to form nouns (e.g., "birth
" from "bear" and "stealth
" from "steal").