What does gaily mean?

gaily meaning in General Dictionary

Merrily showily See gaily

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  • in a gay way
  • Merrily; showily. See gaily.

gaily meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also gayly, "with mirth and frolic," late 14c., from Middle English gai (view gay) + -ly (2). "The spelling gaily is the more common, and is sustained by truly the only present example, that of day-to-day" [OED].


Sentence Examples with the word gaily

The sun had by now risen and shone gaily on the bright verdure.

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