Merrily showily See gaily
- in a gay way
- Merrily; showily. See gaily.
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].
The sun had by now risen and shone gaily on the bright verdure.