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gayety


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gayety  \Gay"e*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Gayeties}.  [Written  also  {gaiety}.] 
  [F.  gaiet['e].  See  {Gay},  a.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  gay;  merriment;  mirth;  acts  or 
  entertainments  prompted  by  or  inspiring,  merry  delight; 
  --  used  often  in  the  plural;  as  the  gayeties  of  the 
  season. 
 
  2.  Finery;  show  as  the  gayety  of  dress. 
 
  Syn:  Liveliness;  mirth;  animation;  vivacity;  glee; 
  blithesomeness;  sprightliness;  jollity.  See 
  {Liveliness}.