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hilarity Explained

hilarity at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


hilarity at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1440, from L. hilaritas (gen. hilaritatis) "cheerfulness, gaiety," from hilaris "cheerful, gay," from Gk. hilaros, related to hilaos "graceful, kindly." In ancient Rome, Hilaria (neut. pl. of hilaris) were a class of holidays, times of pomp and rejoicing; there were public ones in honor of Cybele at the spring equinoxes as well as private ones on the day of a marriage or a son's birth. ///

hilarity at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] laughter, or a feeling of fun// --Eva joined in the hilarity as much as anyone.//

hilarity at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

89 Moby Thesaurus words for "hilarity":
Homeric laughter, absurdity, absurdness, amusement, belly laugh,
bizarreness, bizarrerie, boff, boffola, boisterousness,
burst of laughter, cachinnation, cackle, cheerfulness, chortle,
chuckle, conviviality, convulsion, crow, drollery, drollness,
eccentricity, elation, exhilaration, exuberance, fit of laughter,
frivolity, fun, funniness, gaiety, gales of laughter, giggle, glee,
gleefulness, guffaw, ha-ha, hearty laugh, hee-haw, hee-hee,
high glee, high spirits, hilariousness, ho-ho, horselaugh,
humorousness, incongruity, jocularity, jocundity, jolliness,
jollity, joviality, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation, laugh,
laughability, laughing, laughter, levity, ludicrousness, merriment,
merriness, mirth, mirthfulness, outburst of laughter,
peal of laughter, pricelessness, quaintness, quizzicalness,
revelry, richness, ridiculousness, risibility, roar of laughter,
shout, shout of laughter, shriek, snicker, snigger, snort, tee-hee,
the funny side, titter, vivacity, whimsicalness, wittiness, yuck,

hilarity at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Cheerfulness): cheerfulness, geniality, cheer, good humor, spirits, high spirits, glee, light heart, jocundity, joviality, jollity, levity, jocularity, wit, mirth, merriment, hilarity.

hilarity at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] a state of great amusement causing loud laughter:
The announcement was greeted with great hilarity. * Their appearance caused a great deal of hilarity. * There was much hilarity when Geoffrey steamed in ten minutes late.

Hilarity at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hilarity \Hi*lar"i*ty\ (?; 277), n. [L. hilaritas: cf. F.
hilarit['e]. See {Hilarious}.]
Boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity. --Goldsmith.

Note: Hilarity differs from joy: the latter, excited by good
news or prosperity, is an affection of the mind; the
former, produced by social pleasure, drinking, etc.,
which rouse the animal spirits, is more demonstrative.

Syn: Glee; cheerfulness; mirth; merriment; gayety;
joyousness; exhilaration; joviality; jollity.

hilarity at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : great merriment [syn: {mirth}, {mirthfulness}, {glee}, {gleefulness}]

hilarity at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la hilaritas, "cheerfulness", from adjective hilaris, "cheerful", ultimately from Greek, + noun of state suffix -tas.


* Inter: IPA » /hɪˈlæɹɪ.ti/, [hɪ'læ.ɹɪ.t̮i]


Inter: en-noun » hilarities|-
  • Inter: uncountabl » e A great amount of amusement, usually accompanied by laughter.
    1. Inter: countabl » e Something that induces laughter.
    2. 1999, Vincent Canby, Janet Maslin and Peter M. Nichols, The New York times guide to the best 1000 movies ever made,
    3. : Think it not curious if we don't seem to be as sidesplittingly impressed with the hilarities in this picture as its promotion might lead you to expect. Hilarity is in it—hilarity at its best—as would be almost mandatory in any film with Miss Holliday.
    4. 2005, Library journal, Volume 130, Issues 8-13, Page 122,
    5. : Many other Latin imports have become staples of our diet, like the burrito, which in Spanish means "little donkey." What other food-related hilarities are we missing out on?


      * cheerfulness

  • buoyancy
  • delight
  • gaiety
  • glee
  • jauntiness
  • merriment
  • mirth


    Inter: trans-top » happiness
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|hilaritat|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ilarità|f
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|ard-ghennalys|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|веселье|n
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|sogan|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » something inducing laughter
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|ard-aittys|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|râsete|n|p, Inter: t- » ro|ilaritate|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » da: Inter: t- » da|munterhed
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: hilaritate
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: hilarité {{f}}
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: hilariedade {{f}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * hilarious
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    Category: Category:en:Laughter -
    Translation: et » hilarity
    Translation: fr » hilarity
    Translation: ko » hilarity
    Translation: io » hilarity
    Translation: lt » hilarity
    Translation: my » hilarity
    Translation: nl » hilarity
    Translation: pl » hilarity
    Translation: ru » hilarity
    Translation: fi » hilarity
    Translation: ta » hilarity
    Translation: te » hilarity
    Translation: vi » hilarity
    Translation: zh » hilarity