gaiety

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gaieté, from French gai

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeɪ.ə.ti/, /ˈɡeɪ.ɪ.ti/
  • Hyphenation: gai‧e‧ty
  • Rhymes: -eɪɪti

Noun[edit]

gaiety (countable and uncountable, plural gaieties)

  1. (dated, uncountable) The state of being happy or merry.
    There was much gaiety at the ball.
    The decorations added greatly to the gaiety of the room.
  2. (dated, countable) Merrymaking or festivity.

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