"Excuse-a me," repeated the stranger, who was gaudily dressed in many colors.
They were made entirely of birch bark, and gaudily painted on the bow and stern.
The carriage sat high up on its two great wheels, and was gaudily painted and gaily decked with flowers and ribbons.
They frequently trimmed it with hare-skins and painted it gaudily.
Merritt and Andy had selected a few inexpensive, gaudily decorated gourds and strings of beads for their boy friends.
Some of the allied armies were as gaudily, if not so richly, accoutered as their adversary.
The little room was gaudily decorated and redolent with the lingering odors of many dinners.
The chairs of state were then filled with gaudily dressed officials.
She was dressed as gaudily as an actress of the Varietes going to a supper at Trois Freres.
A fleet of gaudily emblazoned native boats shot hither and thither over the near surface of the bay.
"showy, tastelessly rich," 1580s, probably ultimately from Middle English gaudi "large, ornamental bead in a rosary" (early 14c.); but there is a parallel sense of gaudy as "full of trickery" (1520s), from Middle English gaud "deception, trick," from gaudi "a jest, trick," possibly from Anglo-French gaudir "be merry, scoff," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy).
Alternative etymology of the adjective is from Middle English gaudegrene "yellowish-green" (early 14c.), originally "green dye" obtained from a plant formerly known as weld, from a Germanic source (see weld (n.)), which became gaude in Old French. The English term supposedly shifted sense from "weld-dye" to "bright." As a noun, "feast, festival" 1650s, from gaudy day "day of rejoicing" (1560s).