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Word: hilarity

Definition: boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter


Sentences Containing 'hilarity'

Around the table reigned that noisy hilarity which usually prevails at such a time among people sufficiently free from the demands of social position not to feel the trammels of etiquette.
Hilarity starts henceforth, when every ploy used by Singhania to dislodge Raja's dhaba ends in a smoke.
I observed, however, that one of them held somewhat aloof, and though he seemed desirous not to spoil the hilarity of his shipmates by his own sober face, yet upon the whole he refrained from making as much noise as the rest.
The hilarity at the association's expense burst all bounds, now.
They would have talked to me too, but I held back, and moped in my corner; scared by their love-making and hilarity, though it was far from boisterous, and almost wondering that no judgement came upon them for their hardness of heart.
Training for the attack had begun in the 56th Division in late March, mainly practising for open warfare ("greeted with hilarity") with platoons organised according to . Instructions from Corps restricted light signals to the artillery to green for "open fire" and white for "increase the range" and gave the strength of battalions and the numbers of officers and men to be left out of battle and formed into a Divisional Depot Battalion.
``I understand; you must lay in a stock of hilarity.''

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