Word of the Day: Merriment

mer-ri-ment / ˈmer-i-mənt




  1. gaiety; laughter

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.

William Powell, 1892-1984


  1. lively celebration or festivities

Christmas is more than a time of music, merriment and mirth it is a season of meditation, mangers and miracles.

William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994