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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gaiety mean? 

GAIETY (noun)
  The noun GAIETY has 2 senses:

1. a gay feeling
2. a festive merry feeling

  Familiarity information: GAIETY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GAIETY (noun)

Sense 1gaiety [BACK TO TOP]


A gay feeling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


gaiety; merriment

Hypernyms ("gaiety" is a kind of...):

happiness (emotions experienced when in a state of well-being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gaiety"):

glee; gleefulness; hilarity; mirth; mirthfulness (great merriment)

jocularity; jocundity (a feeling facetious merriment)

jolliness; jollity; joviality (feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor)

Sense 2gaiety [BACK TO TOP]


A festive merry feeling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


playfulness; gaiety

Hypernyms ("gaiety" is a kind of...):

levity (feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness)

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