Definition of Merriness

1. Noun. The trait of merry joking.

Exact synonyms: Humorousness, Jocoseness, Jocosity
Generic synonyms: Levity
Derivative terms: Humorous, Jocose, Jocose, Merry, Merry



Definition of Merriness

1. n. The quality or state of being merry; merriment; mirth; gayety, with laughter.

Definition of Merriness

1. Noun. The property of being merry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merriness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merriness

merphalan
merqueen
merrf syndrome
merrier
merries
merriest
merrigan
merrigans
merrihueite
merrillite
merrily
merrimake
merrimaking
merriment
merriments
merriness
merrinesses
merry
merry-andrew
merry-go-rounds
merry-go-sorry
merry-making
merry andrew
merry bells
merry cocker
merry cockers
merry dance
merry dances
merryandrew

Literary usage of Merriness

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1. Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson by Henry Reed (1867)
"... needed for thoughtful minds — Recreative power of books — Different modes of mental relaxation — Napoleon — Shelley — Cowper — Southey'a merriness ..."

2. Physiognomy Illustrated; Or, Nature's Revelations of Character: A by Joseph Simms (1889)
"Merriness. THE QUALITY OF BEING GAY AND LAUGHING. Wrinkles obliquely outwards and downwards from the eyes, open lips, and a round large forehead are ..."

3. A Few Notes on Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1853)
"Well, sir, be it as the style shall give us cause to climb in the merriness." " The manuscript-corrector has altered ' clime in the merriness' of the old ..."

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