gaiety

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From French gaieté, from French gai

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gaiety (countable and uncountable, plural gaieties)

  1. (uncountable)  The state of being happy.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 2, The China Governess[1]:
      Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.
    There was much gaiety at the ball.
    The decorations added greatly to the gaiety of the room.
  2. (countable)  Merrymaking or festivity.

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