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Definitions of Gaudy

Pronunciation : Gaud"y
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : 1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy. Shak.

2. Gay; merry; festal. Tennyson. Let's have one other gaudy night. Shak.

[Compar. Gaudier; superl. Gauidiest.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gaud"y
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [See Gaud, n.]
Definition : Defn: One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited. [Obs.] Gower.

pl. Gaudies
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Gaud"y
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day. [Oxford Univ.] Conybeare.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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