supergaiety

gaiety

[gey-i-tee]
noun, plural gaieties.
1.
the state of being gay or cheerful; gay spirits.
2.
Often, gaieties. merrymaking or festivity: the gaieties of the New Year season.
3.
showiness; finery: gaiety of dress.
Also, gayety.


Origin:
1625–35; < French gaieté, equivalent to gai gay + -té -ty2

supergaiety, noun


1. merriment, mirth, glee, jollity, joyousness, liveliness, sportiveness, hilarity, vivacity, cheerfulness, joviality. 3. brilliance, glitter, flashiness, gaudiness.


1. sadness.
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gaiety (ˈɡeɪətɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the state or condition of being merry, bright, or lively
2.  festivity; merrymaking
 

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gaiety
1640s, from Fr. gaieté, from gai "gay" (see gay).
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