Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A convivial spirit or disposition.
  • noun The good humor or mirth indulged in at an entertainment; goodfellowship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The good humor or mirth indulged in upon festive occasions; a convivial spirit or humor; festivity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being convivial
  • noun countable A jovial spirit or activity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
  • noun a jovial nature

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Examples

  • The cap is then sent round for contributions towards a further instalment of the foundation of conviviality, which is fetched from the canteen or the sergeant's mess; and another and yet another supply is sent for, as long as the funds hold out and somebody keeps sober enough to act as Ganymede.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

  • How do you think the leadership can get around to this kind of conviviality that we're seeing here?

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2009

  • These upstarts made a sales pitch tuned to our anti-ESF prejudices, promising "human class size," "conviviality" and "a warm welcome."

    Skiing Without the Lift

  • Mr. Bond [Bondfield], and the returns of civility on my part could only be communicated [to] me through the same Channel, a kind of conviviality so tdious and irksome, that I had much rather have remained in silent Observation and Reflection.

    John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778

  • I know you can't dine here in consequence of the tempestuous weather on the Covent Garden shores, but if you will come in when you have done Trinculizing, you will delight me greatly, and add in no inconsiderable degree to the "conviviality" of the meeting.

    The Letters of Charles Dickens Vol. 3 (of 3), 1836-1870

  • If you take away from food the wholeness of growing it or take away the joy and conviviality of preparing it in your own home, then I believe you are talking about a whole new definition of the human being.

    Bone Marrow--"Light of my life, fire of my loins."

  • If you take away from food the wholeness of growing it or take away the joy and conviviality of preparing it in your own home, then I believe you are talking about a whole new definition of the human being.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • If you take away from food the wholeness of growing it or take away the joy and conviviality of preparing it in your own home, then I believe you are talking about a whole new definition of the human being.

    Ringing in the New Year with Pork

  • If you take away from food the wholeness of growing it or take away the joy and conviviality of preparing it in your own home, then I believe you are talking about a whole new definition of the human being.

    Butterfly Effect

  • If you take away from food the wholeness of growing it or take away the joy and conviviality of preparing it in your own home, then I believe you are talking about a whole new definition of the human being.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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