- adverb without being serious or concerned: "I don't really care," he replied airily.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.
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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 — 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
airily — adverb see airy … New Collegiate Dictionary