Hilarity Definition

hĭ-lărĭ-tē, -lâr-, hī-
noun
Great merriment.
American Heritage
The state or quality of being hilarious.
Webster's New World

(uncountable) A great amount of amusement, usually accompanied by laughter.

Wiktionary
(countable) Something that induces laughter.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Hilarity

Noun

Singular:
hilarity
Plural:
hilarities

Origin of Hilarity

  • Middle English hilarite good spirits from Old French from Latin hilaritās from hilaris cheerful from Greek hilaros

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin hilaritas, "cheerfulness", from adjective hilaris, "cheerful", ultimately from Greek, + noun of state suffix -tas.

    From Wiktionary

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