Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Obtrusively brilliant in color; garish; flashy.

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Usage examples "gaudy":

  1. A couple of gaudy cushions lay between it and Mortimer's range of vision from the chair in which the latter was sitting. - "Okewood of the Secret Service", Valentine Williams.
  2. " I had a reason for coming here this morning," he answered, briefly; and with that he walked away, his bag in one hand and the two bulky, gaudy papers in the other. - "Tales of Fantasy and Fact", Brander Matthews.
  3. And therewith she gave her two handfuls of silken threads and gold, and said: Now I suppose that I must do the more part of thy work, while thou art making thee these gaudy garments. - "The Water of the Wondrous Isles", William Morris.