What does the word gayly mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • In a gay manner; joyously; merrily; showily.

Usage examples for 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 by Charles Reade
  2. He looked at her gayly. – Lady Rose's Daughter by 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 by Eleanor H. Porter
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