airily airily

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a flippant manner

Usage(s):

  1. A new gag: Chaplin trying to light his cigar but succeeding only in lighting the cigar which another character is waving airily before his face.
  2. Dick airily dismisses the danger, and besides, his technique is actually a matter of necessity.
  3. Of course, the folks at PIU have not gone into this airily.

News

  • Despite Venezuela link, sensational Bahia Orchestra Project of Brazil proves irresistible

    Orchestra modeled on El Sistema debuts at Cal State Northridge with players ages 7 to 29 in an airily elegant performance. Venezuela's state-supported music education marvel, El Sistema, offering free instruction to nearly 600,000 young people in all corners of the country, is not without controversy.        
    on February 21, 2014     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  • Contributing Editor Eleanor Clift writes that she recognizes that Hillary's in the fight of her life, "But I'm having a hard time with her campaign tactics. When she airily dismisses Barack Obama as someone who just makes a speech, she's insulting...
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Eleanor Clift Source: Biloxi Sun Herald

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