Origin of jollity
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Related Words for jollityfestivity, merriment, merrymaking, revel, glee, cheer, jocundity, gaiety, joviality, revelry, fun, mirth, frolic, hilarity, whoopee
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Contemporary Examples of jollity
Yet jollity and gloom are still at war in our censorious age.
Jollity and gloom were contending for an empire,” wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne in his story “The May-Pole of Merry Mount.
Historical Examples of jollity
O the music, the lightness, the jollity of the zarzuelas of my father's time!Rosinante to the Road Again
John Dos Passos
The seriousness of age takes the place of the jollity of youth.Laws
The general taste is for jollity, bright colour, cheerful music.Recollections
David Christie Murray
He was in a mood of jollity, and watched Elfride down the hill with a smile.A Pair of Blue Eyes
When this period of jollity is ended, the freshman must declare his views.Oxford
- the condition of being jolly
c.1300, jolyfte, iolite, from Old French jolivete "gaity, cheerfulness; amorous passion; life of pleasure," from jolif (see jolly).