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Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
William Dunbar

Meaning of "mirth" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MIRTH

Old English myrgth; compare merry.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MIRTH

mirth  [mɜːθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MIRTH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mirth 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 MIRTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

USS Mirth (AM-265)

USS Mirth was an Admirable-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy during World War II and in commission from 1944 to 1945. In 1945, she was transferred to the Soviet Union and served in the Soviet Navy after that as T-277. The Soviets converted her into a naval trawler in 1948 and renamed her Musson.

Definition of mirth in the English dictionary

The definition of mirth in the dictionary is laughter, gaiety, or merriment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MIRTH


afterbirth
ˈɑːftəˌbɜːθ
berth
bɜːθ
birth
bɜːθ
childbirth
ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ
dearth
dɜːθ
earth
ɜːθ
Edgeworth
ˈɛdʒwɜːθ
firth
fɜːθ
girth
ɡɜːθ
Harmsworth
ˈhɑːmzwɜːθ
homebirth
ˈhəʊmˌbɜːθ
jobsworth
ˈdʒɒbzˌwɜːθ
Kenilworth
ˈkɛnɪlˌwɜːθ
Leavenworth
ˈlɛvənˌwɜːθ
pennyworth
ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːθ
Perth
pɜːθ
rebirth
riːˈbɜːθ
stillbirth
ˈstɪlˌbɜːθ
unearth
ʌnˈɜːθ
worth
wɜːθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MIRTH

mirror carp
mirror finish
mirror image
mirror lens
mirror site
mirror symmetry
mirror writing
mirror-like
mirrored
mirrorwise
mirthful
mirthfully
mirthfulness
mirthless
mirthlessly
mirthlessness
MIRV
Mirvis
miry
mirza

WORDS THAT END LIKE MIRTH

airth
breech birth
crossbirth
date of birth
give birth
live birth
misbirth
Moray Firth
multiple birth
natural childbirth
Pentland Firth
prebirth
Solway Firth
ungirth
virgin birth
yirth

Synonyms and antonyms of mirth in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MIRTH»

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

Translation of «mirth» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MIRTH

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

Translator English - Chinese

欢笑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alegría
570 millions of speakers

English

mirth
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुशी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طرب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

веселье
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alegria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আনন্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gaieté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keseronokan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heiterkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

笑い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

환희
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mirth
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự vui vẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

களிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आनंद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

neşe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

allegria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wesołość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

веселощі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

veselie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κέφι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vreugde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppsluppenhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

munterhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mirth

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MIRTH»

The term «mirth» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.211 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MIRTH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mirth» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mirth» 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 mirth

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8 QUOTES WITH «MIRTH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mirth.
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Joseph Addison
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
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George Ade
It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
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Roald Dahl
I never get any protests from children. All you get are giggles of mirth and squirms of delight. I know what children like.
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William Dunbar
Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
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Francis Quarles
Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
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Agnes Repplier
The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
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Robert South
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
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Izaak Walton
I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MIRTH»

Discover the use of mirth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mirth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are ...
Holy people are joyful people, says Father Martin, offering countless examples of healthy humor and purposeful levity in the stories of biblical heroes and heroines, and in the lives of the saints and the world’s great spiritual masters.
James Martin, 2011
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Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth: A Casebook
'The House of Mirth' is perhaps Edith Wharton's best-known and most frequently read novel. This casebook collects critical essays addressing a broad spectrum of topics and utilizing a range of critical and theoretical approaches.
Carol J. Singley, 2003
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New Essays on 'The House of Mirth'
Each of the four articles collected in this New Essays volume makes distinctive new claims for the historical, critical, and theoretical significance of Wharton's seminal work.
Deborah Esch, 2001
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The Mirth of Nations
Christie Davies. at times conducted so as to impinge unpleasantly and unpredictably on particular individuals. Foreign opponents of the seal hunt would even obtain copies of the Newfoundland phone book in order to make anonymous phone ...
Christie Davies, 2010
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"The House of Mirth" and Ecclesiastes: an Interpretation
Therefore, the world view and philosophy depicted in Ecclesiastes shall be inspected. Furthermore, it shall be analyzed whether and how the characters and the plot of the novel are affected by the ideas expressed in Ecclesiastes.
‎2004
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Mirth Making: The Rhetorical Discourse on Jesting in Early ...
"Mirth Making" examines the complex and often contradictory ways in which writers of rhetoric and courtesy manuals during the English Renaissance counseled their readers on the powers and hazards of jesting.
Chris Holcomb, 2001
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Mirth
Poetry. In MIRTH, New York native Linda Russo "...speaks for and to this 'girl cold' spacetime, in blazes and remedies, with mirth-scholarly and civic, this work divines"--Elizabeth Treadwell. "*Mirth* (read: not 'comedy' nor 'tragedy') is ...
Linda Russo, 2007
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The Politics of Mirth: Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and ...
"Leah Marcus's The Politics of Mirth: Jonson, Herrick, Milton, Marvell, and the Defense of Old Holiday Pastimes is a fascinating study of why James and Charles promoted some types of rural sport and festival and of how certain literary ...
Leah S. Marcus, 1989
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Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor
This action-packed compilation of highlights includes Bobbie Ann Mason's stint at the La Bamba hotline, David Rakoff's insights on families, Andy Borowitz's memoir of Emily Dickinson (basically, she was a drunken jerk), and Michael Feldman ...
Michael J. Rosen, 2010
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The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth is the fourth novel by Edith Wharton. First published in 1905, the novel is Wharton's first important work of fiction. It sold 140,000 copies between October and the end of December, adding to Wharton's existing fortune.
Edith Wharton, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MIRTH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mirth is used in the context of the following news items.
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What I Learned Volunteering to Protect Sea Turtle Hatchlings From …
The rugged conditions were met with laughter and mirth, because we knew that no amount of foul weather, no poacher scurrying into the jungle ... «One Green Planet, Jul 15»
2
Del Shakespeareare's 'Taming' sidesteps the controversy with good …
... Delaware Shakespeare Festival's current presentation, which sidesteps land mines by treating this production with the same mirth and gaiety ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
3
HeCTA "the concept" (video)
Unfortunately for the animated Hackett, his plan backfires, but this fills the vid with mirth and mayhem. This is all scored by the light but driving ... «Exclaim!, Jul 15»
4
Jason Manford chooses comedians for Matlock Festival
Mirth-seekers know they're in for a good night when the comedians have been chosen by one of the best in the business. Jason Manford ... «Buxton Advertiser, Jul 15»
5
Tall Tall Trees Brings Experimental Banjo Tunes To Roswell
Hooking Up with The Second City makes mirth out of missed connections, girls' night out adventures, and all the crazy things we do for love. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
6
Revolutionary solidarity in the face of DAESH murders
Let us remember the barely concealed mirth of Erdogan when he stated that “Kobane is on the verge of falling”. Was it not Davutoglu who ... «International Viewpoint, Jul 15»
7
Watch Jedi Chipmunks Duel In A "Star Wars" Lightsaber Battle …
(For those keeping score at home, the world can be a very cruel place and sometimes we need some redic mirth just to keep us getting up in ... «Fast Company, Jul 15»
8
Connecticut Muslims Mark End of Ramadan With Joyous Celebrations
While Eid Al-Fitr is a day for mirth, spiritual leaders at the Berlin Mosque did not shy away from commenting on the recent shooting in ... «WNPR News, Jul 15»
9
Audiences adored US musical show
In addition the piece had most mirth-provoking qualities, while lively music and captivating dancing added to the production's attractiveness, the ... «Daily Echo, Jul 15»
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Jemimah-Nikky Jates: Wheelhouse of Worry
... she laughed so hard- tipping over- and I could just read in her mirth “how typical of Jay to dredge up a pattern for something as mundane as ... «Bella Naija, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mirth [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mirth>. Apr 2020 ».
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