airily

[ air-uh-lee ]
/ ˈɛər ə li /

adverb

in a lively or breezy manner; jauntily.
lightly; delicately.

Nearby words

  1. airfreight,
  2. airglow,
  3. airgun,
  4. airhead,
  5. airhose,
  6. airiness,
  7. airing,
  8. airish,
  9. airless,
  10. airlift

Origin of airily

1760–70; see airy, -ly

Related formsun·air·i·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for airily

airily

/ (ˈɛərɪlɪ) /

adverb

in a jaunty or high-spirited manner
in a light or delicate manner
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Word Origin and History for airily

airily

adv.

1766, from airy "with ostentatious air" (see air (n.2)) + -ly (2).

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