Examples of gaily in a Sentence
we sat around the table, gaily teasing each other and laughing about the good old days
children gaily running to the buses on the last day of school
Recent Examples of gaily from the Web
The boy liked Dr. Wolffe — as everyone in the family called him — and when the doctor entered the exam room, the child greeted him gaily. ‘‘
More than 40 years after Palo Alto was founded, its 11.5 acres are home to as many as 2,000 people who live in gaily painted houses that fill tidy streets leading to a small plaza, a church and a community center.
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Synonymsbrightly, cheerfully, cheerily, happily, heartily, jocosely, jovially, merrily, mirthfully, smilingly
Antonymsbleakly, cheerlessly, darkly, heavily, miserably, morosely, unhappily
Related Wordsamusedly, exuberantly, giddily, gigglingly, joyfully, joyously; blithely, blithesomely, breezily, gladly, gladsomely, laughingly, lightheartedly, sunnily; amicably, friendlily, friendly, good-humoredly, good-naturedly, jocularly; hopefully, optimistically, sanguinely; blissfully, elatedly, euphorically, rapturously
Near Antonymsabjectly, dejectedly, despondently, disconsolately, dispiritedly, wretchedly; dolefully, dolorously, forlornly, mournfully, plaintively, sorrowfully; dourly, glumly, mirthlessly, sourly, sternly, sulkily, sullenly; blackly, dismally, drearily, gloomily, pessimistically
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Definition of gaily for Students
- Children were playing gaily.
- The performers were gaily dressed.
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