express mirth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v express mirth produce laughter
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Usage

In literature:

It was not an expression of philosophic mirth, of sense of the grotesqueness of an anti-climax.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
He saw, on the faces about him, expressions of interest, amusement and even mirth.
"The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton
The mirth faded from her eyes, and they took on a grave expression that added to their charm.
"The Tavern Knight" by Rafael Sabatini
How unlike the shrill discord whereby the ordinary workgirl expresses her foolish mirth!
"The Nether World" by George Gissing
Waymark was watching him, on his face an expression of subdued mirth.
"The Unclassed" by George Gissing
Each of them wore its own expression, of peace, pleasantness, innocent mirth, or meditation.
"The Wrack of the Storm" by Maurice Maeterlinck
The countenances of all but the victim express mirth.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
The mirthful side of social life was expressed at the parties and meetings for hilarity; for such they often had.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
But the great charm about him is the expression of infinite fun and mirth that is always upon his face.
"By The Sea" by Heman White Chaplin
The moment we were outside, Wetter turned on me with a savagely mirthful expression of my own thoughts.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
But in a moment his mirth had passed, and his whole expression suddenly hardened as he bent down from the saddle.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
To Sarah's affectionate, mirth-loving temperament, this was misery greater than could be expressed.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
There was no mirth in his expression, and McBain understood.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Silvia flushed and looked as if she dreaded some expression of mirth from me.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
The expression of the face is one of grotesque laughter, irresistibly provocative of mirth in the beholder.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
Tom's face, which was usually rather comical, assumed a more mirth-loving expression than ever.
"Zigzag Journeys in Europe" by Hezekiah Butterworth
There was not the slightest expression of mirth on his face.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Cecilia's mirth had its own expression.
"The Siege of the Seven Suitors" by Meredith Nicholson
Nor was the smile one of his best, which were charming; it was visibly the expression of his nervousness, not his mirth.
"Tiny Luttrell" by Ernest William Hornung
In the midst of the glee and the rejoicing, M. made his appearance, but with a countenance expressive of anything but mirth and satisfaction.
"The Humour and Pathos of Anglo-Indian Life" by Dr. Ticklemore
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In news:

I had thought of him as a dour ideologue, but he shows hidden strains of mirth in responding to my blog post expressing skepticism about his attempts to rally a "center-right" coalition against the Afghan war.
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