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airily

[air-uh-lee] /ˈɛər ə li/
adverb
1.
in a gay or breezy manner; jauntily.
2.
lightly; delicately.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; air(y) + -ily
Related forms
unairily, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un airily

airily

/ˈɛərɪlɪ/
adverb
1.
in a jaunty or high-spirited manner
2.
in a light or delicate manner
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Word Origin and History for un airily

airily

adv.

1766, from airy "with ostentatious air" (see air (n.2)) + -ly (2).

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