adverb see zany II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • zanily — zany ► ADJECTIVE (zanier, zaniest) ▪ amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic. ► NOUN (pl. zanies) 1) a zany person. 2) historical a comic performer partnering a clown, whom he imitated in an amusing way. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

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  • zanily — adv. clownishly, in a jesting manner, mischievously …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • zany — zanily, adv. zaniness, zanyism, n. zanyish, adj. /zay nee/, adj., zanier, zaniest, n., pl. zanies. adj. 1. ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish. n. 2. one who plays the clown or fool in order to amuse others. 3. a comically wild or… …   Universalium

  • zany — I. noun (plural zanies) Etymology: Italian zanni, a traditional masked clown, from Italian dialect Zanni, nickname for Italian Giovanni John Date: 1588 1. a subordinate clown or acrobat in old comedies who mimics ludicrously the tricks of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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