Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of gaiety; gladsome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of gayety.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective archaic Full of gaiety.

Etymologies

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gay +‎ -some

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Examples

  • Anita was up and pursuing her household duties, but she was calm, now, even sadder than before, making a strange contrast to blithe, gaysome Alice, who flitted about, here and there, like some bright-winged butterfly surrounded by a halo of perpetual sunshine.

    Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills

  • They are in general neat, pretty, and gaysome, but tame and insincere.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • Hear her gaysome, gleesome giggle as she rides around in style!

    The Re-echo Club

  • Minerva suspected he’d been flirting with her on the trip through the Falls, suspected she’d been flirting back a bit—but only the way she did when there was a barn-raising or a baptism, and everyone was feeling gaysome.

    The Chisholms

  • Minerva suspected he’d been flirting with her on the trip through the Falls, suspected she’d been flirting back a bit—but only the way she did when there was a barn-raising or a baptism, and everyone was feeling gaysome.

    The Chisholms

  • Minerva suspected he’d been flirting with her on the trip through the Falls, suspected she’d been flirting back a bit—but only the way she did when there was a barn-raising or a baptism, and everyone was feeling gaysome.

    The Chisholms

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