Hypertext Webster Gateway: "mirth"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mirth \Mirth\, n. [OE. mirthe, murthe, merthe, AS. myr[eth],
myrg[eth], merh[eth], mirh[eth]. 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.

2. That which causes merriment. [Obs.] --Shak.

Syn: Merriment; joyousness; gladness; fun; frolic; glee;
hilarity; festivity; jollity. See {Gladness}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : great merriment [syn: {hilarity}, {mirthfulness}, {glee}, {gleefulness}]

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