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Definitions of gaudy

  1. To deck with gauds. Gaudy-day, a holiday. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Gay; merry; festal. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A feast or festival; - called also gaud-day and gaudy day. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Gaudiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Gaudier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Showy; vulgarly gay or fine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Showy: gay. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Obtrusively brilliant in color; garish; flashy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Showy; gay; tastelessly gay. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Showy; gay; ostentatiously fine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for gaudy

  1. But Juno seiz'd the rays, And on the plumage of her favor'd bird, In gaudy pride, the starry gems she plac'd. – The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II by Ovid
  2. When we think of these martyrdoms, can we wonder that the Fellows of Lincoln did not spare to ring a merry peal on their gaudy day, the day of St. Hugh, even though Mary the Queen had just left her bitter and weary life? – Oxford by Lang, Andrew
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