from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Mirthful; joyous.
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But his smile was so contagiously mirthsome that it caused all the men standing around him to grin in return.
A little child, not so high as the fourth leaf of the thistle, came and spat upon him, and a company of young maidens, whose feet were not longer than the blue feather upon the wing of the teal, danced a mirthsome dance around him, singing a taunting song of which he was the burthen.
I had nearly three hours left before I'd have to listen to the major's mirthsome cackle, and I might as well spend part of it thinkin 'up fool schemes.
Ince has never been someone to force belly laughs, but his elegantly formed rants about consumer culture, Natasha Kaplinsky and the Daily Express's outrage over custard doughnuts for torture victims are consistently entertaining and mirthsome, and do prompt the occasional burst of guffaws.
While self-confessed comedy nerd Fallon was genuinely, and justifiably, psyched to have Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam on the show, you’d be hard pressed to say the result was all that mirthsome.
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