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Gaily

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Gaily. adv. [from gay.]

  1. Airily; cheerfully.

  2. Splendidly; pompously; with great show.

    The ladies gaily dress'd, the Mall adorn
    With curious dyes, and paint the sunny morn.
    Gay's Trivia.

    Like some fair flow'r that early Spring supplies,
    That gaily blooms, but ev'n in blooming dies.
    Pope.

Sources: Gay, John (51) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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