Definition of allegresse in English:

allegresse

noun

  • Joyfulness, cheerfulness; liveliness.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Urquhart (1611–1660), author and translator. From French allégresse from allègre (ultimately from classical Latin alacris (also alacer) brisk, sprightly) + -esse.

Pronunciation

allegresse

/ˌalɪˈɡrɛs/