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jollity (noun) cheerfulness.
Jollity is cheerfulness of a situation. For example, Christmas is an occasion of jollity, when the whole atmosphere is lively and cheerful. A situation of jollity is an occasion when people are cheerful because of a happy event.
- The wedding of Tom and Julie was an occasion of great jollity. They threw a grand wedding dinner, and all the guests shared the cheerfulness and mirth of the occasion.
- Life without jollity would be certainly boring. The cheer and laughter that jollity causes make us feel like living in the world, which without them would be drab and gloomy.