Translation of gaily in Spanish:

gaily

Pronunciation: /ˈgeɪli/

adverb/adverbio

  • 1 (cheerfully) [laugh/wave/dance] alegremente she was gaily dressed llevaba una ropa muy alegre
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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.
  • 2 (unconcernedly, blithely) [admit/concede] como si tal (cosa) she gaily went on doing it siguió haciéndolo como si tal (cosa), siguió haciéndolo tan contenta or [colloquial/familiar] tan olímpica
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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.

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