From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gayety \Gay"e*ty\, n.; pl. Gayeties. [Written also gaiety.]
   [F. gaiet['e]. See Gay, a.]
   1. The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or
      entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight;
      -- used often in the plural; as, the gayeties of the
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   2. Finery; show; as, the gayety of dress.

   Syn: Liveliness; mirth; animation; vivacity; glee;
        blithesomeness; sprightliness; jollity. See
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