What does the word festivity mean?

Usage examples for festivity

  1. Was not here a man from the great world outside, from the heart of life, who had brought them wine and good cheer and festivity? – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  2. The occasion was nothing less than the sixteenth birthday of Merle Whipple, to be celebrated by an afternoon festivity on the grounds of his home. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. He left the bride to whom he had been wedded amid scenes of festivity, the preceding autumn- the unborn child who was never to behold its father's face. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley