Definition of conviviality:
- sociability (part of speech: noun)
Drinking was common at the time, wine was offered in every home and at every social function, and in the South, where Poe spent his youth and early manhood, the spirit of hospitality and conviviality held out constant temptation.- "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
- "A Hero of Romance", Richard Marsh.
Pickwick will always be remembered as the great example of everything that made Dickens great; of the solemn conviviality of great friendships, of the erratic adventures of old English roads, of the hospitality of old English inns, of the great fundamental kindliness and honour of old English manners.- "Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens", G. K. Chesterton.