jollity jollity


  • (n) feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor



  1. His blue eyes twinkle youthfully behind his thick glasses; his snowy little beard, jollity and industriousness make him seem something like Santa Claus.
  2. The only breaks in the day's jollity were the wins for Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, which co-starred the recently deceased Heath Ledger.
  3. It may not seem like a larky subject or setting for a musical, but My Old Friends manages to sandwich a wedge of pathos between large slices of jollity.


  • Dunnellon merchants ride out political, fiscal storms

    Beneath the jollity of the season in the small twin-river town of Dunnellon are some serious issues, but business owners say they hope to ride out the storms.
    on December 4, 2013     Source: The Ocala Star-Banner

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  1. "What I remember most about him is his jollity, his sense of fun, his skit, his bloody minded awkwardness for the sake of being awkward to get at somebody and to rise them," Byrne said.
    on May 1, 2010 By: Gay Byrne Source: Irish Times

  2. Peter Bradshaw wrote in Britain's Guardian newspaper "When Gilliam shoots off into his surreal wonderland, his film has a kind of helium-filled jollity and spectacle. ...... a reminder of the old Python magic. But the film's convoluted curlicues are...
    on May 22, 2009 By: Peter Bradshaw Source:

  3. "I'm not a big fan of forced jollity," says Carthy. "With me, it's, 'Stop wearing that silly hat and jumping up and down, please. It's not going to make me any warmer.' These songs are supposed to remind you that it's midwinter, and there's...
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Eliza Carthy Source:

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