- hilarity (n.)
- mid-15c., from Latin hilaritatem (nominative hilaritas) "cheerfulness, gaiety, merriment," from hilaris "cheerful, gay," from Greek hilaros "cheerful, gay, merry, joyous," related to hilaos "graceful, kindly." In ancient Rome, Hilaria (neuter plural of hilaris) were a class of holidays, times of pomp and rejoicing; there were public ones in honor of Cybele at the spring equinoxes as well as private ones on the day of a marriage or a son's birth.
- 1. The announcement was greeted with much hilarity and mirth.
- 2. The hilarity at the association's expense burst all bounds, now.
- 拿协会开玩笑, 此时已漫无限度.
- 3. By midnight the hilarity had increased.
- 4. The company doubled up with hilarity.
- 5. Wine gives not light hilarity, but noisy merriment.
- 酒不给人以轻松的欢乐, 而给人以嚣嚷的狂欢.
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