Gaiety (See also Cheerfulness, Joviality, Joy.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Gaiety (See also Cheerfulness, Joviality, Joy.)


  1. butterfly orchis symbol of gaiety. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
  2. Gay 90s the 1890s, a decade of carefree and exciting days in America. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 162]
  3. “L’Allegro” pastoral idyll celebrating gaiety and cheerfulness. [Br. Lit.: Milton “L’Allegro”]
  4. Mardi Gras festive day celebrated at the close of the pre-Lenten season in France and in New Orleans. [Fr. and Am. Trad.: EB, VI, 608]
  5. Roaring Twenties, the the 1920s decade of the Jazz Age and the boom years before the depression. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 515]
  6. shamrock indicates light-heartedness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]

Gallantry (See CHIVALRY.)