gaiety vs merriment what difference

what is difference between gaiety and merriment

English

Etymology

From French gaieté, from French gai

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeɪ.ə.ti/, /ˈɡeɪ.ɪ.ti/
  • Hyphenation: gai‧e‧ty
  • Rhymes: -eɪɪti

Noun

gaiety (countable and uncountable, plural gaieties)

  1. (dated, uncountable) The state of being happy or merry.
  2. (dated, countable) Merrymaking or festivity.

Synonyms

  • (state of being happy): gayness

Translations



English

Etymology

merry +‎ -ment

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɛɹimɨnt/, /ˈmɛɹimənt/

Noun

merriment (countable and uncountable, plural merriments)

  1. a state of enjoyable exuberance
  2. playful fun

Translations


Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial