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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jollification a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jollification A merrymaking; noisy festivity. "We have had a jollification or so together."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jollification A scene, occasion, or act of merriment, mirth, or festivity; a carouse; merrymaking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jollification a making jolly: noisy festivity and merriment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Jolly, + L. -ficare,in comp.) to make. See -fy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. jolif, joli—Ice. jol, Yule.


In literature:

The cause championed by Earl marched to a glorious triumph at the polls, but he took no part in the jollification that followed.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
After the action there followed the usual scene of jollification.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Officers liberally patronised the men's entertainments and occasionally held jollifications of their own.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
However, I don't expect they very often have a jollification like this.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
At half-past eight we'll go to The Beeches and finish the evening with a general jollification.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
It was to have been a day of jollification with Marraine.
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
The time was devoted to sports and jollifications.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
I had held the bit particularly tight between my teeth during my time in the police, and I did feel inclined for a jollification.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
But why should you think I mean to keep you from jollifications?
"That Girl Montana" by Marah Ellis Ryan
You've all come, and if we don't have a jollification to-night my name's something else.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
When they returned, we had a great jollification.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
The evening passed in boisterous jollification.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The noise of the jollification got abroad.
"Vigée Le Brun" by Haldane MacFall
In May there was quite a jollification over the marriage of two mill-hands.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Never in the memory of the oldest inhabitant had such a day of jollification and excitement been spent.
"The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy's Apprentice" by E. V. Lucas
You know I just love a jollification.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
The day ended in a bloodless, but probably uproarious, jollification.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Let them have a jollification.
"Frontier Boys in the South Seas" by Wyn Roosevelt
When there is to be a 'jollification' of any sort, everybody goes to the house without being asked.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
The boys were having a jollification after an election.
"The Life Of Abraham Lincoln From His Birth To His Inauguration As President" by Ward H. Lamon

In news:

In the absence of today's hectic pace, people spent more time socializing and we find they spent a great many hours at "gala affairs" or "jollifications" of the season.