To cry, weep, sob, greet, blubber, blub; snivel, whimper; to shed tears; maunder, pule, take on, pine.
To grumble, groan, grunt, croak, whine, moan, bemoan, wail, bewail, frown, scowl.
To cry out, growl, mew, mewl, squeak, squeal, sing out, scream, cry out lustily, screech, bawl, howl, holloa, bellow, yell, roar, yammer.
(Phrases). To melt or burst into tears; to cry oneself blind; to cry one's eyes out; to beat one's breast; to wring one's hands; to gnash one's teeth; to tear one's hair; to roll on the ground; to roar like a bull; to bellow like an ox; to cry before one is hurt; to laugh on the wrong side of one's mouth; infandum renovare dolorem.
(Adjectives). Lamenting, complaining, etc.; tearful, lachrymose, plaintive, plaintful, querulous, querimonious.
(Phrases). Being in the melting mood; with tears in one's eyes; bathed or dissolved in tears; the eyes suffused, swimming, brimful, or overflowing with tears; with moistened or watery eyes; the tears standing in the eyes, or starting from the eyes; les larmes aux yeux.
(Interjections). Heigh-ho! alas! alack! O dear! ah me! well-a-day! well-a-way! alas the day! woe worth the day! O tempora, O mores!
Fun, frolic, pleasantry, drollery, jocoseness, laughter 838.
Play, game, gambol, romp, prank, quip, quirk, rig, lark, fling, spree, burst, razzle-dazzle, escapade, échappée, jamboree.
Dance 309, ball, ballet 599, hop, jig, fling, reel, cotillion, quadrille, lancers, rigadoon, saraband, lavolta, pavane, galliard, hornpipe, cancan, tarantella, cachucha, fandango, bolero, minuet, gavotte, polka, mazurka, waltz (or valse), fox-trot, tango, one-step, etc.; folk-dance, morrisdance, square dance, round dance, country dance, step-dance, clog-dance, sword-dance, egg-dance, break-down.
Festivity, festival, jubilee, merry-making, rejoicing, fête, gala, ridotto, revelry, revels, carnival, corroboree, saturnalia, night out.
Feast, banquet, entertainment, carousal, bean-feast, beano, jollification, regale, junket, wake, kermis, fête champêtre, symposium, wassail; jollity, joviality, jovialness.
Buffoonery, mummery, tomfoolery, raree-show, puppet-show, masquerade.
Bonfire, fireworks, feu de joie.
Toy, plaything, bauble, etc., see 643.
A master of ceremonies or revels.
(Phrases). Deus nobis hc otia fecit; "Quips and cranks and wanton wiles; Nods and becks and wreathèd smiles."
(Verbs). To amuse, divert, entertain, rejoice, cheer, recreate, enliven, solace; to beguile or while away the time; to drown care.
To play, sport, disport, make merry, take one's pleasure, make holiday, keep holiday; to game, gambol, revel, frisk, frolic, romp, jollify, skylark, dally; to dance, hop, foot it, jump, caper, cut capers, skip.
To treat, feast, regale, carouse, banquet.
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