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[jol-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌdʒɒl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
jolly merrymaking; jolly festivity.
Origin of jollification
First recorded in 1800-10; jolly + -fication Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Other trees turn at the same time and it is the time for picnics and for gathering mushrooms which is made a jollification.

    The Four Corners in Japan Amy Ella Blanchard
  • However, I don't expect they very often have a jollification like this.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • Arthur Poe and Bosey Reiter were the leading spirits in the jollification.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • By jingo, I think he might say ‘splice the main brace’ now, after all this jollification!

    Crown and Anchor John Conroy Hutcheson
  • The cause championed by Earl marched to a glorious triumph at the polls, but he took no part in the jollification that followed.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
  • After the action there followed the usual scene of jollification.

  • Also, there was nothing in their demeanour that savoured of any spirit of jollification.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • Plain ones, loud, awkward ones were married and had a jollification.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • Marosfalva is the rallying-point, where this final annual jollification takes place.

    A Bride of the Plains Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • For the undevout, Good Friday was a feast day and a day of jollification.

    Dixie After the War Myrta Lockett Avary
British Dictionary definitions for jollification


a merry festivity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for jollification

"merrymaking," 1809, American English, from jolly + -fication. Shortened form jolly led to phrase get (one's) jollies "have fun" (1957).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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