adverb gai·ly \ˈgā-lē\

: in a happy and lively way

: in a bright and colorful way

Full Definition of GAILY

:  in a gay manner :  marked by gaiety

Variants of GAILY

gai·ly also gay·ly \ˈgā-lē\

Examples of GAILY

  1. <we sat around the table, gaily teasing each other and laughing about the good old days>
  2. <children gaily running to the buses on the last day of school>

First Known Use of GAILY

14th century


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