jollification

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jol·li·fi·ca·tion

 (jŏl′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Festivity; revelry.

jollification

(ˌdʒɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
a merry festivity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jollification - a boisterous celebrationjollification - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
festivity, celebration - any joyous diversion
high jinks, high jinx, hijinks, jinks - noisy and mischievous merrymaking
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking
Translations

jollification

[ˌdʒɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N
1. (= merriment) → regocijo m, festividades fpl
2. (= party) → fiesta f, guateque m

jollification

n (hum)Festivität f (hum); (= merrymaking: also jollifications) → Festlichkeiten pl

jollification

[ˌdʒɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] n (hum) → festeggiamento
References in classic literature ?
There had been several Avonlea jollifications the preceding week, involving rather late hours.
Amid all this jollification Philip paid little attention to the new arrival.
But one evening, when we were sitting over our wine, after one of our club dinners, and all had been hearty together, - Lowborough giving us mad toasts, and hearing our wild songs, and bearing a hand in the applause, if he did not help us to sing them himself, - he suddenly relapsed into silence, sinking his head on his hand, and never lifting his glass to his lips; - but this was nothing new; so we let him alone, and went on with our jollification, till, suddenly raising his head, he interrupted us in the middle of a roar of laughter by exclaiming, -
The facts are these: about four o'clock on Christmas morning, Peterson, who, as you know, is a very honest fellow, was returning from some small jollification and was making his way homeward down Tottenham Court Road.
A time when social etiquette goes out the window Conduct that would not be acceptable any other time of the year becomes reasonable when Christmas jollifications rumble in about now (hey, it's early, but I don't make the rules, take it up with Santa and John Lewis, it's their fault).
What struck me at once was the lightness of the vision: slender young bridesmaids in short white muslin dresses with loose bare limbs, the adults attired in the pastel hues of matrimonial finery, and the commingling of the sexes in easy high spirits, all on their way from the church ceremony to the jollifications of the reception.
30pm) Here we get all the usual suspects from the Royal Albert Hall jollifications, preceded by lollipops of real quality, among them O soave Fanciulla from Puccini's La Boheme.
In my books, that only means one thing: another year is drawing to a close and we'll soon be inundated by Santas, seasonal jollifications, and people complaining about the outrageous prices Dubai's restaurants and hotels are charging for New Year's Eve.
The food and drink that was served was, of course, extremely important -- many are the records of excessive and indulgent jollifications -- and there were usually various forms of entertainment as well, with music, song and dance.
Professor Hawking clearly weighed the evidence and made a decision not to be part of the presidential jollifications.
The jollifications go on for nine days, after which the city, founded by the Romans in 75BC, returns to something like normality.
The agency, which hopefully will be abolished shortly and is never absent from jollifications and social events here, however inappropriate some people think they may be, waited until the last minute to contribute towards the restoration of the festival site but has now done so.