Part of speech: adverb

In a gay manner; joyously; merrily; showily.

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Usage examples "gayly":

  1. He felt in his own heart the love and constancy to do this; but his reason told him such constancy would be wasted; for while he was working at a distance, the impression, if any, he had made on her would wear away, and some man born with money, would step in and carry her gayly off. - "Put Yourself in His Place", Charles Reade.
  2. He looked at her gayly. - "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. " And, anyhow, we'll see that you have some money now," he cried gayly, plunging his hands into his pockets, and pulling out all the bills and change he had. - "The Road to Understanding", Eleanor H. Porter.