Gay"e*ty (?), n.; pl. Gayeties (). [Written also gaiety.] [F. gaiet'e. See Gay, a.]

1.

The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; -- used often in the plural; as, the gayeties of the season.

2.

Finery; show; as, the gayety of dress.

Syn. -- Liveliness; mirth; animation; vivacity; glee; blithesomeness; sprightliness; jollity. See Liveliness.

 

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