Definition of "gaily" []

  • In a joyful, cheerful, or happy manner; merrily. (adverb)
  • With bright colors or trimmings; showily: gaily dressed in ribbons and flounces. (adverb)
  • In a lively manner; cheerfully (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • With bright colours; showily (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "gaily" in a sentence
  • "And he does this all while staggering about the stage tripping over things in gaily-stockinged feet (yes, I have a soft spot for gawky boys in colorful socks), fussing with the mix, swapping instruments on the fly, and -- in the grand tradition of Bowie and Byrne -- dancing like an utter spaz."
  • ""It's not our fight, sweetheart," she called gaily over her shoulder, taking a whisky tumbler from a cupboard and unscrewing the bottle to top up her own and pour him a generous slug."
  • ""May you one day catch a Panon-worth," she called gaily, and took the hand of Oroles."