gayety

[ gey-i-tee ]
/ ˈgeɪ ɪ ti /

noun, plural gay·e·ties.

Definition for gayety (2 of 2)

gaiety

or gay·e·ty

[ gey-i-tee ]
/ ˈgeɪ ɪ ti /

noun, plural gai·e·ties.

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

1625–35; < French gaieté, equivalent to gai gay + -té -ty2
Related formssu·per·gai·e·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gayety

gaiety

/ (ˈɡeɪətɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or condition of being merry, bright, or lively
festivity; merrymaking
Also (esp US): gayety

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See gay
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