Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See gaiety.

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

  • noun The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; -- used often in the plural.
  • noun Finery; show.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of gaiety.

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Examples

  • A round of gayety is alike fascinating and unprofitable; it wastes time, distracts attention, and makes everyday duties and pleasures appear dull and uninteresting.

    The Mother's Book

  • "So do I, darling," says the mother, and looks at her with a tender inquisitiveness that makes the sweet girl flinch, and affect for a moment a noisy gayety, which is not in her heart.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865

  • For many days they joked each other about that headlong flight, but underneath their gayety was a dread which persisted.

    A Man Four-Square

  • It struck me suddenly that her gayety was the same as that she had worn to my birthday party, scarce a year agone.

    Richard Carvel — Volume 05

  • It struck me suddenly that her gayety was the same as that she had worn to my birthday party, scarce a year agone.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • It struck me suddenly that her gayety was the same as that she had worn to my birthday party, scarce a year agone.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • He had been dull, just at first, and his gayety was a little forced, but after his first glass of champagne he brightened up very much, and had begun to tell a funny story.

    Many Waters

  • The outward peace of such a man is but despair well masked; his gayety is the carelessness of

    Amiel's Journal

  • September, and recalled the gayety of the season for the moment to the desolate metropolis.

    London Films

  • His gayety was a little extravagant, and so it might naturally be if it were forced.

    Without a Home

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