Origin of mirthMiddle English myrthe from Old English myrgth, pleasure, joy from base of myrig, pleasant: see merry
Mirth is defined as laughter or amusement.
An example of mirth is when you laugh at a joke.
Gladness and merriment, especially when expressed by laughter.
Origin of mirthMiddle English from Old English myrgth ; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.
Old English myrÄ¡Ã¾, approximately equivalent to merry +"Ž -th.
- His eyes were twinkling with mirth and his lips were twisted into a sardonic smile.
- The family were full of mirth and excitement after winning the game show.
- His eyes twinkled with mirth, but he refused to let the rest of his face respond.
- We weren't expecting the play to be funny but it turned out to be an evening ofmirth.
- The tune, played with precision and in exact time, began to thrill in the hearts of Nicholas and Natasha, arousing in them the same kind of sober mirth as radiated from Anisya Fedorovna's whole being.