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Definition of "gayety" []

  • Variant of gaiety. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gayety" in a sentence
  • "A round of gayety is alike fascinating and unprofitable; it wastes time, distracts attention, and makes everyday duties and pleasures appear dull and uninteresting."
  • ""So do I, darling," says the mother, and looks at her with a tender inquisitiveness that makes the sweet girl flinch, and affect for a moment a noisy gayety, which is not in her heart."
  • "For many days they joked each other about that headlong flight, but underneath their gayety was a dread which persisted."