Definitions for: Mirthful


[adj] arousing or provoking laughter; "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"
[adj] full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mirth"ful, a.
1. Full of mirth or merriment; merry; as, mirthful children.

2. Indicating or inspiring mirth; as, a mirthful face.

Mirthful, comic shows. --Shak.
-- Mirth"ful*ly, adv. -- Mirth"ful*ness, n.

Synonyms: amusing, comic, comical, funny, gay, humorous, humourous, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyous, laughable, merry, risible




Famous Quotes Containing Mirthful:


The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.

-- Charles Lamb (English Critic)


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