adverb see airy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Airily — Air i*ly ([^a]r [i^]*l[y^]), adv. In an airy manner; lightly; gaily; jauntily; flippantly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • airily — (adv.) 1766, from airy with ostentatious air (see AIR (Cf. air) (n.2)) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • airily — [er′ə lē] adv. in an airy, or lighthearted, manner; jauntily; breezily …   English World dictionary

  • airily — adverb the sparrow hopped airily along the composer meant for the piece to be played airily Syn: lightly, breezily, flippantly, casually, nonchalantly, heedlessly, without consideration Ant: seriously …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • airily — adv. Airily is used with these verbs: ↑say …   Collocations dictionary

  • airily — air|i|ly [ˈeərıli US ˈer ] adv in a way that shows you are not worried about something or do not think it is serious ▪ I don t really care, he replied airily …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • airily — airy англ. [э/эри] airily [э/эрили] легко, грациозно …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • airily — adverb without being serious or concerned: I don t really care, he replied airily …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • airily — airy ► ADJECTIVE (airier, airiest) 1) spacious and well ventilated. 2) light as air; delicate. 3) casual; dismissive. DERIVATIVES airily adverb airiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • airily — adverb in a flippant manner (Freq. 1) he answered the reporters questions flippantly this cannot be airily explained to your children • Syn: ↑flippantly • Derived from adjective: ↑flippant (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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