gaiety

IPA: gˈaɪʌti

noun

  • (dated, uncountable) The state of being happy or merry.
  • (dated, countable) Merrymaking or festivity.

Examples of "gaiety" in Sentences

  • Musicals continued at the Gaiety.
  • The finale is splendid in its gaiety.
  • The plaza became a scene of gaiety and bustle.
  • Few were insensible to his personal charm and gaiety.
  • The gaiety continues on into a final flourish at the end.
  • The occasion is marked with religious fervour and gaiety.
  • In many places, the victory was celebrated with pomp and gaiety.
  • The 'Navarathri' festival is conducted with gaiety and exuberance.
  • This piece, in contrast to the preceding one, is full of mirth and gaiety.
  • In short, nothing could exceed the brilliancy and gaiety of the scene by day.
  • She sought solitude, and avoided us when in gaiety and unrestrained affection we met in a family circle.
  • If he wants to be danced, we see that he has discovered that gaiety is exhilarating to us; if he refuses to be moved, we take notice that he fears to fatigue us.
  • Laughter is easily restrained, by a very little reflection; but as it is generally connected with the idea of gaiety, people do not enough attend to its absurdity.
  • His son seems weaker in his understanding, and more gay in his temper; but his gaiety is that of a foolish, overgrown school-boy, whose mirth consists in noise and disturbance.
  • Notwithstanding all my daughter says in gaiety of heart, she would sooner even relinquish the man she loves, than offend a father in whom she has always found the tenderest and most faithful of friends.
  • This doesn’t surprise, since Lubitch’s stamp of forced gaiety is all over this gilded fabergé egg of a film chronicling Catherine the Great (Tallulah Bankhead) as she seduces a young army officer (William Eythe).
  • If at such scenes she was seen for an instant, she appeared to behold them with the composed indifference of one to whom their gaiety was a matter of no interest, and who seemed only desirous to glide away from the scene as soon as she possibly could.
  • On leave, many of your men gravitate towards the Piccadilly neighbourhood, where, despite the black-out, rationing and high prices, a certain spirituous gaiety is still achieved, but this is more likely to lower the bank account than to raise the view of the earnestness of our war-effort.
  • I took leave of him with regret. his gaiety is inoffensive, & our intimacy at Lisbon created many ideas & associations which he only partakes. this evening he will be at Bath; & I hope my mothers affairs will now be settled comfortably; the plan of settling them once fixed, I expect her here.

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