mer|ri|ment [ `merimənt ] noun uncount MAINLY LITERARY
laughter and fun:
Sounds of merriment came from downstairs.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Merriment — Studio album by Vic Chesnutt Released 29 August, 2000 …   Wikipedia

  • Merriment — Mer ri*ment, n. Gayety, with laughter; mirth; frolic. Follies and light merriment. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Methought it was the sound Of riot and ill managed merriment. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • merriment — index enjoyment (pleasure) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • merriment — (n.) 1570s, comedic entertainment, from MERRY (Cf. merry) + MENT (Cf. ment). General sense of mirth is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • merriment — / merrymaking [n] enjoyment, amusement brawl, buffoonery, cheerfulness, conviviality, festivity, frolic, fun, fun and games*, gaiety, glee, happiness, hilarity, hoopla*, indulgence, jocularity, jocundity, jollity, joviality, joy, laughs, laughter …   New thesaurus

  • merriment — ► NOUN ▪ gaiety and fun …   English terms dictionary

  • merriment — [mer′i mənt] n. 1. a merrymaking; gaiety and fun; mirth; hilarity 2. Obs. something that amuses or entertains …   English World dictionary

  • merriment — mer|ri|ment [ˈmerımənt] n [U] literary laughter, fun, and enjoyment ▪ Her eyes sparkled with merriment. ▪ the sounds of merriment …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Merriment — Recorded in several forms including Merriman, Merryman, Merriment, Maryman, and the usually Irish, Marmon and Marmion, this ancient surname is found in most parts of the British Isles, although is never common. It is a derivative of the Olde… …   Surnames reference

  • merriment — [[t]me̱rɪmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Merriment means laughter. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

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