2. merry => mirth.
3. merry => mir- + -th => mirth.
- mirth: see merry
- mirth (n.)
- Old English myrgð "joy, pleasure," from Proto-Germanic *murgitha (cognates: Middle Dutch merchte), noun of quality from *murgjo- (see merry; also see -th (2)). Mirthquake "entertainment that excites convulsive laughter" first attested 1928, in reference to Harold Lloyd movies.
- 1. Murray Pick's hollow laugh had no mirth in it.
- 2. His ruddy face still routinely creases with mirth.
- 3. The performance produced much mirth among the audience.
- 4. The announcement was greeted with much hilarity and mirth.
- 5. She thought my mirth improper.
[ mirth 造句 ]