Definition of gaily in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪli/


1In a cheerful or light-hearted way: he waved gaily to the crowd
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  • Behind them trails the Jumbo Queen, feted by her weighty ladies-in-waiting, waving gaily at the crowd.
  • One early morning at an elementary school bus stop, I gaily waved at the visible faces of our future leaders and innovators, children whose dreams and innocence were yet unscathed by disappointment or grim reality.
  • I'm flying past cosy cottages with daffodils waving gaily as I zip by.
1.1Without thinking of the consequences: she plunged gaily into speculation on the stock market
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  • We have skipped gaily down the yellow brick road towards 50% participation, without ever asking whether it is a good thing for half the population to possess a university degree.
  • But why is it some people are the soul of sobriety and never suffer the next day with a hangover, while others can't help behaving badly when the wine is flowing and gaily fling all their inhibitions into the file marked B for bin?
  • So you won't be hearing from me until then - assuming that I make it out alive and without that cow disease people caught at Glastonbury after gaily flinging wet dirt at each other for the festival's duration.
heedlessly, unthinkingly, thoughtlessly, without thinking, without care, without consideration;
2 [as submodifier] With a bright or attractive appearance: gaily coloured sailing boats
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  • Or do you leave it - gaily decorated in bright happy colors - as a shrine to who was lost and a constant lancing reminder?
  • All the while there is soft or merry music coming from violins, accordions, barrel organsor small orchestras of street musicians, some of them in gaily colored apparel.
  • People came with their gaily coloured floats and roads were jammed to the extent that for sometime it was doubtful if some of those taking part in the parade would ever get there.

Words that rhyme with gaily

bailey, bailie, capercaillie, Cayley, ceilidh, daily, Daley, Daly, Disraeli, Eilidh, feyly, Haley, Hayley, Israeli, Rayleigh, scaly, shaly, ukulele

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