AskDefine | Define gaiety

Dictionary Definition



1 a gay feeling [syn: merriment]
2 a festive merry feeling [syn: playfulness]

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  1. The state of being happy
    There was much gaiety at the ball.
    The decorations added greatly to the gaiety of the room.

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Extensive Definition

Gaiety Theatre may refer to theaters (or theatres) in:


North America


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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