Definition of hilarity in English:


Line breaks: hil¦ar|ity
Pronunciation: /hɪˈlarɪti


[mass noun]
1Extreme amusement, especially when expressed by laughter: his incredulous expression was the cause of much hilarity
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  • There'll probably be a lot of laughter and hilarity, because the owner of the restaurant is absolutely hilarious.
  • The film veers in its perfectly-plotted course from absolute hilarity to extreme poignancy.
  • Meg made a face that was between confusion and extreme hilarity.
amusement, mirth, laughter, merriment, light-heartedness, levity, fun, humour, jocularity, jollity, joviality, gaiety, delight, glee, comedy, frivolity, exuberance, boisterousness, high spirits
dated sport
1.1 archaic Boisterous merriment: by midnight the hilarity had increased


late Middle English (in the sense 'cheerfulness'): from French hilarité, from Latin hilaritas 'cheerfulness, merriment', from hilaris (see hilarious).

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