mirthful

[murth-fuhl]
adjective
1.
joyous; gay; jolly: a mirthful laugh.
2.
providing mirth; amusing: a mirthful experience.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English; see mirth, -ful

mirthfully, adverb
mirthfulness, noun
unmirthful, adjective
unmirthfully, adverb
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mirth (mɜːθ)
 
n
laughter, gaiety, or merriment
 
[Old English myrgth; compare merry]
 
'mirthful
 
adj
 
'mirthfully
 
adv
 
'mirthfulness
 
n
 
'mirthless
 
adj
 
'mirthlessly
 
adv
 
'mirthlessness
 
n

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mirthful
c.1300, from mirth + -ful.
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No, he has no gunstock blanks-but his mirthful looks says there is more to this subject than meets my eye.
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