jollity

[jol-i-tee]
noun, plural jollities.
1.
jolly or merry mood, condition, or activity; gaiety.
2.
jollities, jolly festivities.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English jolite < Old French, equivalent to joli(f) gay (see jolly) + -te -ty2


1. See mirth.
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jollity (ˈdʒɒlɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
the condition of being jolly

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Example sentences
His behaviour was marked by an oddly prankish streak and outbursts of genuine
  jollity.
Behind the humour and the jollity you sense a self-controlling inner steel.
As ruler, he was stuck there, pining for the jollity of the old days.
There is, however, a darker side to all this jollity.
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