Examples of festivity in a Sentence
The decorations give the hall an air of festivity.
The festivities will include a parade, a concert, and games for children.
We enjoyed the New Year's Eve festivities.
Recent Examples of festivity from the Web
Located northeast from Mexico City, Morelia is a charming, historic city known for its Day of the Dead festivities, stunning religious buildings, baroque architecture, hospitable residents, and a world-renowned music conservatory.
This sense of fellowship, if not full unity, has carried through to the Reformation festivities.
Depending on your region, Santa may arrive to add a little magic to the festivities on horseback, aboard a coast guard vessel, or rappelling from a mountain tram.
Romero will be playing the part of the famous Día de los Muertos character at The Pearl Día de los Muertos festivities Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.
Although all of Monday’s honorees live in Southern California, there was a strong Michigan flavor to the festivities.
The poll was released prior to media day festivities at Madison Square Garden Wednesday.
The who's who of Bangkok and Cabinet participants and guests turned up en masse for the opening festivities, which were followed by a massive after-party in the shadow of the Embassy.
Stoops, surrounded by a gaggle of local reporters in his first stop at the annual Southeastern Conference media days festivities in July 2016, was asked about which position’s depth most concerned him.
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First Known Use of festivity
Synonymscheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, mirth, gaiety (also gayety), gayness, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, jocundity, joviality, merriment, merriness, mirthfulness
Related Wordsfrivolity, levity; jollification, jollity, reveling (or revelling), revelry; brightness, buoyancy, good-humoredness, good-naturedness, humor, sunniness; gamesomeness, insouciance, lightheartedness, playfulness, sportiveness; buffoonery, clownishness, flippancy, funning, jest, jesting, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, joking, joshing; animation, giddiness, jauntiness, liveliness, perkiness, vivacity; joyfulness, joyousness, jubilance, rejoicing; frolicking, gamboling (or gambolling), rollicking, romping
Near Antonymsblues, dejection, depression, despondence, forlornness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; bile, gloom, melancholy, sourness, spleen; earnestness, graveness, gravity, grimness, seriousness, soberness, sobersidedness, solemnity, solemnness; discontent, disgruntlement, moodiness; dolefulness, dolorousness, joylessness, mournfulness, plaintiveness, woe, woefulness; blackness, darkness, gloominess, glumness; desolateness, desolation; heartbreak, miserableness, misery, mourning, wretchedness
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