noun gai·ety \ˈgā-ə-tē\

: a happy and lively quality

plural gai·eties

Full Definition of GAIETY

:  merrymaking; also :  festive activity —often used in plural
:  high spirits :  merriment

Variants of GAIETY

gai·ety also gay·ety \ˈgā-ə-tē\

Examples of GAIETY

  1. The party had none of the gaiety we've seen in past years.
  2. the gaiety of the carnival

Origin of GAIETY

French gaieté
First Known Use: 1634

Rhymes with GAIETY

GAIETIES Defined for Kids


noun gai·ety \ˈgā-ə-tē\
plural gai·eties

Definition of GAIETY for Kids

:  happy and lively activity :  merrymaking <There were sounds of gaiety outside, musical instruments, and noisy tongues, and laughter. — Charles Dickens, The Cricket on the Hearth>
:  bright spirits or manner <The bad news ended their gaiety.>


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