joviality

[ joh-vee-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌdʒoʊ viˈæl ɪ ti /

noun

the state or quality of being jovial; merriment; jollity.

Origin of joviality

1620–30; jovial + -ity; compare French jovialité
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joviality


n.

1620s, from French jovialite, from jovial (see jovial).

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