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mirth

mirth

 
pronunciation:
muhrth
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part of speech: noun
definition: happiness or gaiety, esp. accompanied by laughter.
Their holiday dinners were always filled with mirth.
synonyms:
exuberance, jollity, merriment
antonyms:
melancholy, sadness
similar words:
amusement, cheer, gaiety, glee, hilarity, levity
derivations: mirthful (adj.), mirthless (adj.), mirthfully (adv.), mirthlessly (adv.)
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The word mirth contains the following part:
-th2 Old English noun-forming suffix that means the act or state of
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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").