Definition of gaiety in English:


Line breaks: gai¦ety
Pronunciation: /ˈgeɪəti
(US also gayety)

noun (plural gaieties)

[mass noun]


the gaiety of nations

British , often • ironic General cheerfulness or amusement: editors added to the gaiety of nations by suing each other
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  • I do feel I've contributed to the gaiety of nations and I can't deny I get a vibe out of all the acclaim.
  • It has also added a little to the gaiety of nations.
  • All of this is fine and adds to the gaiety of nations but, oh, those terrible songs.


mid 17th century: from French gaieté, from gai (see gay).

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