• WordNet 3.6
    • adv gayly in a joyous manner "they shouted happily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gayly Finely; splendidly; showily; as, ladies gayly dressed; a flower gayly blooming.
    • Gayly With mirth and frolic; merrily; blithely; gleefully.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gayly See gaily.
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In literature:

We hired a carpenter to build us a boat, loaded it with grub and supplies, and started gayly down the Platte for home.
"An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
A picturesque cap and a gayly colored blanket were part of his outfit.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
The first day they spent rather gayly, and on the second, master and workman went to work.
"Folk Tales from the Russian" by Various
Marching and singing, so gayly we go, Turning and winding in lines to and fro.
"Christmas Entertainments" by Alice Maude Kellogg
The hours flew past unnoticed, while the young men proceeded gayly outward from the river in quest of new adventures.
"Wild Western Scenes" by John Beauchamp Jones
Her father laughed gayly.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
She greeted me gayly, with bright smiles and bright words.
"Coralie" by Charlotte M. Braeme
He mounted his horse and gayly cantered away.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
They reached the southern shore at last, And gayly on their journey passed.
"Hindu Literature" by Epiphanius Wilson
She sprang to her feet, waving a hand gayly.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

"I love thee deep, I love thee true,"
The waves roll so gayly O,
"But ah! I know not how to woo,"
Love me true!
"St. Margaret's Eve" by William Allingham
She said no word, but shrieked aloud,
The waves roll so gayly O,
And vanished away from where she stood,
Love me true!
"St. Margaret's Eve" by William Allingham
The cup was gold, and full of wine,
The waves roll so gayly O,
"Drink," said the lady, "and I will be thine,"
Love me true!
"St. Margaret's Eve" by William Allingham
Bright on the mountain's heathy slope
The day's last splendors shine
And rich with many a radiant hue
Gleam gayly on the Rhine.
"Rudiger - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
So gayly the Northland took his heart
And cast it in the wailing sea—
"Go, thou, with all thy cunning art,
And woo my bride for me!"
"Alaskan Balladry, No.1" by Eugene Field
Gayly he fared him down the sands
And took the maiden's outstretched hands;
And so went they upon their way
To do the sea-king his commands.
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field

In news:

Peyton Lannerd ,5 son of Rob Lannerd & Gayly Hannagan,has graduated from Seay pre-k to kd at Ogle elementry in McKinney Texas friday 21,2010.He is the first in his family to do so.