Origin of jaunty
OTHER WORDS FROM jauntyjaun·ti·ly, adverbjaun·ti·ness, nounun·jaun·ty, adjective
Words nearby jaunty
How to use jaunty in a sentence
They belie the jaunty persona she presented to most of her correspondents and illuminate the lengths she went to conceal her unhappiness.Shirley Jackson’s letters reveal the droll voice of an aggrieved working mother|Jennifer Reese|July 29, 2021|Washington Post
Emily Hoxworth Hager assembles frog, bat and bird bones into a jaunty little creature outfitted with hat and staff.In the galleries: A painful, political take on the art of cruel shoes|Mark Jenkins|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
That song would soon morph from the jaunty clip of the light rail to the siren sounds of jazz.
"It's been weeks since I left my mark," he said in his jaunty British accent.‘True Detective’ Finale Review: Close to Perfection|Andrew Romano|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Baldwin introduced the show wearing a jaunty blue blazer, but conducted the taped interview wearing a sober gray suit.
She perfectly captures the jaunty, businesslike hooker enjoying the absurd side of her job.
"Leebie Granger is young," he went on insultingly, in a collected even voice which he strove to make jaunty in tone.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
And when it is contented it seems to be smiling from the corners of its mouth to the jaunty little curl in its tail.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
He came at a brisk pace, carrying his fifty-two years with a jaunty vigor that was the envy of many a younger man.The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
One day a man, wearing a jaunty silk hat, came into my office.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
He stooped to kiss her, and then went off, whistling a jaunty air meant to indicate extreme cheerfulness.The White Shield|Myrtle Reed