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joviality

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

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

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Origin of joviality

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

synonym study for joviality

See mirth.

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