Gaiety definition

gāĭ-tē
A state of joyful exuberance or merriment; vivacity.
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Merry or joyful activity; festivity.

Making preparations for the holiday gaieties.

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Bright color or showiness, as of dress; finery.
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The state or quality of being gay; cheerfulness.
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Gaiety is defined as a state or feeling of being happy or cheerful, or it refers to entertainments, amusements or light-hearted fun.

Cheerful festivities and celebrations are an example of gaiety.

A state of happiness is an example of gaiety.

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Merrymaking; festivity.
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Finery; showy brightness.
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(uncountable) The state of being happy.

There was much gaiety at the ball.

The decorations added greatly to the gaiety of the room.

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(countable) Merrymaking or festivity.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gaiety
Plural:
gaieties

Origin of gaiety

  • French gaieté from Old French from gai cheerful gay

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gaieté, from French gai

    From Wiktionary