Examples of jollity in a Sentence
I love all of the warmhearted jollity of the holiday season.
Recent Examples of jollity from the Web
From then on, the atmosphere was genial and unstiff—far less grinding than the desperate jollity of 1995, when David Letterman (cited by Kimmel as his inspiration) was our host.
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First Known Use of jollity
Synonymsconviviality, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), jollification, merrymaking, merriment, rejoicing, reveling (or revelling), revelry, whoopee
Related Wordscarousal, carouse; delight, diversion, entertainment, fun, mischief, pleasure, recreation, riot; cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, joviality, merriness, mirth, mirthfulness; carnival, celebration, festival, party, revel; frolicking, gamboling (or gambolling), rollicking, romping; enjoyment, happiness, joy; binge, fling, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, spree; buffoonery, clownery, clownishness, flippancy, frivolity, funning, jesting, jocularity, joking, joshing, levity, lightheartedness, playfulness, zaniness
Near Antonymsblackness, darkness, dolefulness, dolor, gloom, gloominess, glumness, grief, heartache, heartbreak, heartsickness, miserableness, misery, mournfulness, mourning, woe, wretchedness; dejection, depression, despondence, despondency, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dumps, forlornness, joylessness, melancholy, sorrow, unhappiness
JOLLITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jollity for English Language Learners
: a happy and cheerful quality or state : the quality or state of being jolly
JOLLITY Defined for Kids
Definition of jollity for Students
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