American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. High-spirited fun and enjoyment; hilarity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being merry or frolicsome; hilarious enjoyment; jollity: as, boisterous merriment.
- n. The act of making merry; mirthful entertainment; frolic.
- n. A short comedy or play.
- n. Synonyms See jolly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Gayety, with laughter; mirth; frolic.
- n. activities that are enjoyable or amusing
- n. a gay feeling
“I thought it was meet to arouse Maud; but this time I shouted in merriment as I danced about the beach, bareheaded, in mock despair.”
“Envision remotely controlled party barges bombing down the highway while we eat and drink in merriment entertained by tv, movies, internet, music and my personal crack of choice “information”.”
“Of course, everyone else nearby will think that the outburst of merriment is muy loco.”
“She could tell because an expression of merriment, like the expression he had had when he was small and they played games together, came into his face.”
“Wholesome merriment is the logical result of a deeply embedded faith, and seriousness is only sad when it becomes superficial.”
“Wholesome merriment is the logical result of a deeply imbedded faith, and seriousness is only sad when it becomes superficial.”
“I shouted, when I thought it was meet to arouse Maud; but this time I shouted in merriment as I danced about the beach, bareheaded, in mock despair.”
“Oh, how I longed then for the dear soothings of maternal Nature, as my wounded heart was still further stung by the roar of heartless merriment from the public-house, by the sight of the drunkard reeling home, having lost the memory of what he would find there in oblivious debauch, and by the more appalling salutations of those melancholy beings to whom the name of home was a mockery.”
“Behind the merriment was a strong current of malice.”
“The idea which ALMORAN had formed in his imagination, was exceeded by the reality, and his passion was proportionably increased; yet he found means not only to conceal it from HAMET, but from ALMEIDA, by affecting an air of levity and merriment, which is not less incompatible with the pleasures than the pains of love.”
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