Definition of gaiety noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɡeɪəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeɪəti//
[uncountable] (old-fashioned)
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the state of being cheerful and full of fun The colourful flags added to the gaiety of the occasion. compare gayness see also gaily, gay Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French gaieté, from gai, of unknown origin.
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