jollity

noun
jol·li·ty | \ˈjä-lə-tē \
plural jollities

Definition of jollity 

1 : the quality or state of being jolly : merriment

2 British : a festive gathering

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Examples of jollity in a Sentence

I love all of the warmhearted jollity of the holiday season.

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Jubilee and jollity were widespread among friends of the beverage; its foes voiced criticism and warning. sandiegouniontribune.com, "April 7 1933: New Beer's Day," 7 Apr. 2018 Surprisingly, given its central subject matter, Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor. David Kamp, vanityfair.com, "Why Joe Biden Didn’t Run . . . And Why He’s Not Ruling Out 2020," 25 Oct. 2017 Surprisingly, given its central subject matter, Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor. David Kamp, vanityfair.com, "Why Joe Biden Didn’t Run . . . And Why He’s Not Ruling Out 2020," 25 Oct. 2017 Urgently dramatic outer movements enclosed the caustic jollity of the allegretto and the anguished threnody of the largo. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Nikolaj Znaider trades his violin bow for a baton and elicits admirable results from the CSO," 22 Dec. 2017 Surprisingly, given its central subject matter, Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor. David Kamp, vanityfair.com, "Why Joe Biden Didn’t Run . . . And Why He’s Not Ruling Out 2020," 25 Oct. 2017 Surprisingly, given its central subject matter, Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor. David Kamp, vanityfair.com, "Why Joe Biden Didn’t Run . . . And Why He’s Not Ruling Out 2020," 25 Oct. 2017 Surprisingly, given its central subject matter, Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor. David Kamp, vanityfair.com, "Why Joe Biden Didn’t Run . . . And Why He’s Not Ruling Out 2020," 25 Oct. 2017 Surprisingly, given its central subject matter, Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor. David Kamp, vanityfair.com, "Why Joe Biden Didn’t Run . . . And Why He’s Not Ruling Out 2020," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of jollity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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jollify

jollily

jolliness

jollity

jolloped

jolly

Jolly balance

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jollity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jollity

: a happy and cheerful quality or state : the quality or state of being jolly

jollity

noun
jol·li·ty | \ˈjä-lə-tē \

Kids Definition of jollity

: the state of being happy and cheerful

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