Gayety



[gey-i-tee] /ˈgeɪ ɪ ti/

noun, plural gayeties.
1.
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[gey-i-tee] /ˈgeɪ ɪ ti/
noun, plural gaieties.
1.
the state of being or cheerful; spirits.
2.
Often, gaieties. merrymaking or festivity:
the gaieties of the New Year season.
3.
showiness; finery:
gaiety of dress.
/ˈɡeɪətɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or condition of being merry, bright, or lively
2.
festivity; merrymaking
n.

see gaiety.
n.

1630s, from French gaieté, from gai “gay” (see gay). In the 1890s, especially with reference to a London theater of that name, and the kind of musical shows and dancing girls found there.

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