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Meaning of HILARITY

Pronunciation:  hi'laritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  great merriment
 

HILARITY is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: glee, gleefulness, mirth, mirthfulness
 
 See Also: gaiety, merriment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hi*lar"i*ty\ (?; 277), n. [L. hilaritas: cf. F.
hilarit['e]. See {Hilarious}.]
Boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity. --Goldsmith.

Note: Hilarity differs from joy: the latter, excited by good
      news or prosperity, is an affection of the mind; the
      former, produced by social pleasure, drinking, etc.,
      which rouse the animal spirits, is more demonstrative.

Syn: Glee; cheerfulness; mirth; merriment; gayety;
     joyousness; exhilaration; joviality; jollity.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absurdity, absurdness, amusement, belly laugh, bizarreness, bizarrerie, boff, boffola, boisterousness, burst of laughter, cachinnation, cackle, cheerfulness, chortle, chuckle, conviviality, convulsion, crow, drollery, drollness, eccentricity, elation, exhilaration, exuberance, fit of laughter, frivolity, fun, funniness, gaiety, gales of laughter, giggle, glee, gleefulness, guffaw, ha-ha, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee, high glee, high spirits, hilariousness, ho-ho, Homeric laughter, horselaugh, humorousness, incongruity, jocularity, jocundity, jolliness, jollity, joviality, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation, laugh, laughability, laughing, laughter, levity, ludicrousness, merriment, merriness, mirth, mirthfulness, outburst of laughter, peal of laughter, pricelessness, quaintness, quizzicalness, revelry, richness, ridiculousness, risibility, roar of laughter, shout, shout of laughter, shriek, snicker, snigger, snort, tee-hee, the funny side, titter, vivacity, whimsicalness, wittiness, yuck, yuk-yuk
 

 

 

 

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