Definitions for gaietyˈgeɪ ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaiety, merriment(noun)

    a gay feeling

  2. gaiety, playfulness(noun)

    a festive merry feeling

Wiktionary

  1. gaiety(Noun)

    The state of being happy

  2. Origin: From gaieté, from gai

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gaiety(noun)

    same as Gayety

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. gaiety

    1. An effervescence of spirits produced by the expectation or the receipt of money. 2. The emotion of a poor person on learning of the death of a rich relative.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Stalin:

    Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union.

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.

  3. Denis Diderot:

    Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.

  4. Plato:

    Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is god, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but never less, dazzaling, passionate, and eternal form.

  5. Eugène Delacroix:

    Ordinary people think that talent must be always on its own level and that it arises every morning like the sun, rested and refreshed, ready to draw from the same storehouse -- always open, always full, always abundant -- new treasures that it will heap up on those of the day before; such people are unaware that, as in the case of all mortal things, talent has its increase and decrease, and that independently of the career it takes, like everything that breathes... it undergoes all the accidents of health, of sickness, and of the dispositions of the soul -- its gaiety or its sadness. As with our perishable flesh. talent is obliged constantly to keep guard over itself, to combat, and to keep perpetually on the alert amid the obstacles that witness the exercise of its singular power.

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