Examples from the Web for joviality
Mr Harbord was an old Harrovian famed for his joviality, and his suicide shocked his friends and family.Harry Will Not Attend Memorial For His Ex Astrid's Tragic Father|Tom Sykes|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The drawing-room reached, all constraint vanished, and the joviality which had marked the dessert made its reappearance.A Love Episode|Emile Zola
The sounds of joviality increased, and Blake's mouth watered.A Wounded Name|Charles King
He had the best opinion imaginable of himself, and somehow the world shared it—so ingratiating was his joviality.The Storm Centre|Charles Egbert Craddock
They received it with a great racket, and a sort of joviality inappropriate to the circumstances.Saragossa|Benito Prez Galds
The reason of the trouble was a joviality of the sergeant's, who wished forcibly to embrace the bride.
Word Origin and History for joviality
1620s, from French jovialite, from jovial (see jovial).