gayness

[ gey-nis ]
/ ˈgeɪ nɪs /
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noun

homosexuality.
Older Use. the state or quality of being bright or showy: the gayness of the décor.
Older Use. the state or quality of being merry or lively: her gayness of spirit.

Origin of gayness

1400–50; Middle English gaynesse, gainesse; see gay + -ness
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