- in a lively or breezy manner; jauntily.
- lightly; delicately.
Origin of airily
Related Words for airilyeasily, delicately, casually, tenderly, moderately, gingerly, softly, simply, mildly, freely, quietly, slightly, sparsely, faintly, subtly, smoothly, gently, willingly, optimistically, gaily
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“What we want is to administer a tonic to the Conference in Milan,” he said airily.The Secret Agent
"Don't bother about me," I called as airily as possible, as I shot past him.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
"And that won't do, under the circumstances," she cut in airily.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
"Anyway, I make you a present of it," Scaramouche pursued, airily.Scaramouche
"Have they not told you," rejoined the other airily, engrossed in filling the glasses.The Trampling of the Lilies
- in a jaunty or high-spirited manner
- in a light or delicate manner