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My cancer continues to make for all kind of hilarity.
Scott Thompson

Meaning of "hilarity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HILARITY

hilarity  [hɪˈlærɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HILARITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hilarity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HILARITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hilarity

Humour

Humour or humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours, controlled human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—i.e., to be amused, to smile or laugh at something funny—and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by humour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. For example, young children may favour slapstick such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, whose purely physical nature makes it more accessible to them.

Definition of hilarity in the English dictionary

The definition of hilarity in the dictionary is mirth and merriment; cheerfulness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HILARITY


angularity
ˌæŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
bipolarity
ˌbaɪpəʊˈlærɪtɪ
capillarity
ˌkæpɪˈlærɪtɪ
cellularity
ˌseljʊˈlærɪtɪ
circularity
ˌsɜːkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
dissimilarity
ˌdɪsɪmɪˈlærɪtɪ
granularity
ˌɡrænjʊˈlærɪtɪ
insularity
ˌɪnsjʊˈlærɪtɪ
irregularity
ɪˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
jocularity
ˌdʒɒkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
modularity
ˌmɒdjʊˈlærɪtɪ
molarity
mɒˈlærɪtɪ
muscularity
ˌmʌskjʊˈlærɪtɪ
particularity
pəˌtɪkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
polarity
pəʊˈlærɪtɪ
popularity
ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ
regularity
ˌrɛɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
secularity
ˌsɛkjʊˈlærɪtɪ
singularity
ˌsɪŋɡjʊˈlærɪtɪ
vascularity
ˌvæskjʊˈlærɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HILARITY

hila
hilar
hilarious
hilariously
hilariousness
Hilary of Poitiers
Hilary term
Hilbert
hilch
Hildebrand
Hildebrandian
Hildebrandine
Hildegard of Bingen
Hildesheim
hilding
hill
hill climb
hill climber
hill climbing
hill country

WORDS THAT END LIKE HILARITY

authority
charity
clarity
collinearity
complementarity
disparity
familiarity
interdisciplinarity
linearity
multicollinearity
nonlinearity
osmolarity
parity
peculiarity
planarity
rarity
registered charity
similarity
solidarity
unfamiliarity
vulgarity

Synonyms and antonyms of hilarity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HILARITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hilarity» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hilarity

Translation of «hilarity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HILARITY

Find out the translation of hilarity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hilarity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hilarity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

欢闹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hilaridad
570 millions of speakers

English

hilarity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रफुल्लता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

веселье
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hilaridade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ফূর্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hilarité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kegembiraan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heiterkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

楽しい気分
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

환희
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hilarity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự vui vẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நகைச்சுவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आनंदीपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

neşe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ilarità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wesołość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

веселощі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ilaritate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιλαρότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hilariteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hilarity
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hilarity
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hilarity

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HILARITY»

The term «hilarity» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.817 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HILARITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hilarity» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hilarity» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hilarity

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QUOTES WITH «HILARITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hilarity.
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Scott Thompson
My cancer continues to make for all kind of hilarity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HILARITY»

Discover the use of hilarity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hilarity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hilarity Ensues
In this book, you’ll learn: * How to live and work in Cancun, while still enrolled in Law School * Why Halloween is really awesome * How to subtly torture a highstrung roommate until he explodes with furious anger over a misplaced ...
Tucker Max, 2012
2
Hilarity
Winner of the 2008 Green Rose Prize in Poetry.
Patty Seyburn, 2009
3
Dangerous Hilarity: The Great Adventures of the Jackson ...
"Dangerous Hilarity" came about because identical twin boys were playful and mischievous.
Sioux Dallas, 2012
4
Aunt Hilarity's Bustle
Too poor to buy the latest fashion, Aunt Hilarity tries to make her own bustle several times, with disastrous results.
Helen Ketteman, James Warhola, 1992
5
Holy Hilarity: Inspirational Wit and Cartoons
Effectively disproving any notion that Christians are relentlessly dour, melancholy, humorless, and joyless, these books from Cal and Rose Samra offer a rib-tickling treasury of Christian joy and humor.
Cal Samra, Rose Samra, 1999
6
Truly the Community: Romans 12 and How to Be the Church
To be persons of Hilarity is all the more appealing because we live in such an age of pain and overwhelming confusion. Human beings live in fear of nuclear war, terminal illness, and economic chaos. We do not superficially ignore those ...
Marva J. Dawn, 1997
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More Holy Hilarity: Inspirational Wit and Cartoons
Effectively disproving any notion that Christians are relentlessly dour, melancholy, humorless, and joyless, these books from Cal and Rose Samra offer a rib-tickling treasury of Christian joy and humor.
Cal Samra, Rose Samra, 1999
8
Amusing Grace: Hilarity & Hope in the Everyday Calamity of ...
"Mom, I accidentally swallowed 83 cents!" "Mom, can you get this truck wheel out of my nose?" "Mom, I can't get my army men out of the toaster." Amusing Grace is the perfect Rx for every mom!
Rhonda Rhea, 2003
9
Family Squeeze: Tales of Hope and Hilarity for a Sandwiched ...
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Phil Callaway, 2010
10
Photographs from Far Away Places
by Shannon Frances Nibong Tebal, Malaysia October 2006 Often when I think of Mike, the first thing that comes to mind is our last trip to France: a trip spiced with the sort of wacky hilarity and serendipitous adventure that most of our travels ...
Mike Eisner, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HILARITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hilarity is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch: Daniel Radcliffe fills in as a receptionist for an hour - hilarity
Watch: Daniel Radcliffe fills in as a receptionist for an hour - hilarity ensues. Radcliffereception. WTF · Harry Potter · Daniel Radcliffe · NYLON ... «Entertainment.ie, Jul 15»
2
Joel McHale cracks on everyone in opening monologue at ESPYS …
With his role on "The Soup," Joel McHale is used to making fun of just about everything. Still, that didn't prepare us for the hilarity he presented ... «SportingNews.com, Jul 15»
3
Vancouver MP compares federal Conservatives to Jesus; hilarity
According to Vancouver South MP Wai Young, he would probably be tough on crime and support Bill C-51, the federal Conservatives' ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
4
'Servant of Two Masters' Offers Family-Friendly Hilarity
Mr. Hallam's Traveling Players debut "Servant of Two Masters" this Wednesday in Colonial Mr. Hallam's Traveling Players debut “Servant of ... «Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, Jul 15»
5
Raheem Sterling for £49million - Twitter reacts with much hilarity
Raheem Sterling for £49million - Twitter reacts with much hilarity. 09:56, 13 July 2015; By Will Magee. Not everyone is convinced that the soon-to-be Manchester ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Hunt for hilarity
How many Indian YouTubers can you think of from the top of your head? Not too many beyond the big comedy channels All India Bakchod, The ... «Bangalore Mirror, Jul 15»
7
'Big Brother' Review: The Hilarity Of Week 2 Nominations
Although this season of Big Brother hasn't done well with capturing the pure insanity that is the live feeds, it has done well creating an ... «Starpulse.com, Jul 15»
8
Old Havana theater creates hilarity on a five-year run
MONTOUR FALLS – The Old Havana Courthouse Theater causes a ruckus every night the company performs. But perhaps that is why the little ... «Elmira Star-Gazette, Jul 15»
9
​FILM REVIEW: Ted 2 roars with hilarity and crudeness
Despite the film's character being a CG-animated teddy bear, it is not suitable for children due to its 'strong language, sex references [and] drug ... «MK News, Jul 15»
10
TV Review | Mock-noir series 'The Spoils Before Dying' finds hilarity
All of this is presented in a smoky haze of hilarity, with ridiculously stupid mock-noir dialogue and cinematography so densely layered that it's ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hilarity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hilarity>. Aug 2020 ».
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