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joviality

[joh-vee-al-i-tee] /ˌdʒoʊ viˈæl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being jovial; merriment; jollity.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; jovial + -ity; compare French jovialité
Synonyms
See mirth.
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Examples from the web for joviality
  • To add a bit of colour and joviality to what may be considered rather bland.
  • It's a faux-jaunty, watered-down typeface, a corporation's idea of informal joviality.
Word Origin and History for joviality
n.

1620s, from French jovialite, from jovial (see jovial).

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