Origin of convivial
Examples from the Web for conviviality
One is astonished to look back and recall the scenes to which were attached associations of hilarity, conviviality, and enjoyment.Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character|Edward Bannerman Ramsay
It is usually not cupidity nor brutality nor lust that lodges him in prison, but conviviality and weak control of impulses.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
Conviviality often joins with practical necessity to provide social occasions for North Dakotans.North Dakota|Various
Moreover, the age of conviviality is gone, as much as the age of chivalry.
The most distinguished of the English peerage were present, and the conviviality ran exceedingly high.
British Dictionary definitions for conviviality
Word Origin for convivial
Word Origin and History for conviviality
1660s, "pertaining to a feast," from Late Latin convivialis, from Latin convivium "a feast," from convivere "to carouse together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vivere "to live" (see vital). Meaning "sociable" is from 18c. Related: Conviviality.