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jollity

[jol-i-tee] /ˈdʒɒl ɪ ti/
noun, plural jollities.
1.
jolly or merry mood, condition, or activity; gaiety.
2.
jollities, jolly festivities.
Origin of jollity
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English jolite < Old French, equivalent to joli(f) gay (see jolly) + -te -ty2
Synonyms
1. See mirth.
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jollities

/ˈdʒɒlɪtɪz/
plural noun
1.
(Brit) a party or celebration

jollity

/ˈdʒɒlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the condition of being jolly
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Word Origin and History for jollities

jollity

n.

c.1300, jolyfte, iolite, from Old French jolivete "gaity, cheerfulness; amorous passion; life of pleasure," from jolif (see jolly).

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