Simple Definition of gaudy
: too bright and heavily decorated
: very large or impressive
Full Definition of gaudy
gaudilyplay \ˈgȯ-də-lē, ˈgä-\ adverb
gaudinessplay \ˈgȯ-dē-nəs, ˈgä-\ noun
Examples of gaudy in a sentence
The showgirls wore gaudy costumes.
They bought the house for a gaudy sum.
First Known Use of gaudy
Synonym Discussion of gaudy
Rhymes with gaudy
Definition of gaudy
: a feast or entertainment especially in the form of an annual college dinner at a British university
Origin and Etymology of gaudy
probably from Latin gaudium joy — more at joy
First Known Use: 1651
GAUDY Defined for Kids
Definition of gaudy for Students
: too bright and showy <gaudy jewelry>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up gaudy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).