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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: GAY1

gaily

adverb
     
gai‧ly
1 in a happy way [= cheerfully]:
'Morning, Albert,' she called gaily.
2 in a way that shows you do not care about, or do not realize, the effects of your actions:
They gaily went on talking after the film had started.
3

gaily coloured/painted/decorated etc

CC having bright cheerful colours:
gaily coloured tropical birds

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