Mirthful Mirth"ful, a. 1. Full of mirth or merriment; merry; as, mirthful children. [1913 Webster]

2. Indicating or inspiring mirth; as, a mirthful face. [1913 Webster]

Mirthful, comic shows. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Mirth"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Mirth"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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