- the state of being joyous, vivacious, or cheerful.
- Often gaieties. merrymaking or festivity: the gaieties of the New Year season.
- showiness; finery: gaiety of dress.
Origin of gaiety
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Examples from the Web for gaiety
"Bulgari is for me the symbol of passion and of this vivid and colorful Roman gaiety," Bruni-Sarkozy said.Pope Francis Inspires Italian Fashion Industry; Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Models For Bulgari
The Fashion Beast Team
July 16, 2013
"Then they'll have to prove it to me," she corrected, her gaiety now a trifle forced.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Lady Glenthorn and her set were dancing, and I was tired of these sounds of gaiety.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Indeed she chid Margaret for her lack of gaiety upon such an occasion.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
The place is something like the Gaiety Theatre at Simla, enlarged twenty times.American Notes
There was a large amount of gaiety in the old villages in those days.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
- the state or condition of being merry, bright, or lively
- festivity; merrymaking
Word Origin and History for gaiety
1630s, from French gaieté, from gai "gay" (see gay). In the 1890s, especially with reference to a London theater of that name, and the kind of musical shows and dancing girls found there.