/ˈdʒɔn ti, ˈdʒɑn-/
easy and sprightly in manner or bearing:
to walk with a jaunty step.
smartly trim, as clothing:
a jaunty hat.
with ending taken as
sprightly, self-confident, and cheerful; brisk:
a jaunty step
a jaunty hat
[C17: from French
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Bengalese finches, like many birds, use jaunty little ditties like this one to attract a mate.
With his signature whimsy and wordplay, the author takes a jaunty excursion into a long, long lost world.
But in 2008, astronomers started finding giant planets whose orbits lay at jaunty angles with respect to their stars.
Personally, I like jaunty ties and broad grins.
At the end, the band sprang back to life, playing a jaunty and joyous version of the hymn while strolling offstage.
There are some useful colour diagrams and photographs, and the prose is jaunty.
Think of those jaunty panamas worn by gentlemen in warmer climes.
Yet it wasn't the jaunty, clichéd jazz version.
His walk was jaunty and his manner defiant.
Somehow a jaunty theme fell out of sync with its rambunctious accompaniment.
All of this is conducted in an appealingly jaunty style.
He probably also can't fathom why he has to wear his military hat at an absurdly jaunty angle throughout the film.
The special effects were spectacular and elaborate, but there was also something jaunty in the inventiveness that produced them.
Compared to this, the dull hues and idiotically jaunty pop songs of his everyday life look understandably drab.
They hide jaunty angles and soften the bends and contours of the site's topography.
Listen more closely, and even the jaunty mazurkas are quizzical, wistful and poetic.
He introduced jaunty, rhythmic songs into his programs and often led choirs with his trombone playing.
Their images were accompanied by jaunty jingles extolling their quality, taste, and mildness.
At that time, she observed claimant leave the story with a bag of groceries walking in a jaunty manner.
In solid colors and in jaunty plaids for sport and utility wear.
The only jaunty touch in his costume was a light-colored necktie.