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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Mirth


MIRTH, noun merth. Social merriment; hilarity; high excitement of pleasurable feelings in company; noisy gayety; jollity. mirth differs from joy and cheerfulness, as always implying noise.

With genial joy to warm the soul,

Bright Helen mixed a mirth-inspiring bowl.

I will cause to cease the voice of mirth from Judah and Jerusalem. Jeremiah 7:34.