Hilarity meaning

hĭ-lărĭ-tē, -lâr-, hī-
Great merriment.
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(uncountable) A great amount of amusement, usually accompanied by laughter.
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The state or quality of being hilarious.
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(countable) Something that induces laughter.
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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