Gaudy

Definition of Gaudy

Gaud´y
a.1.Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy.
- Shak.
2.Gay; merry; festal.
Let's have one other gaudy night.
- Shak.
n.1.One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
1.A feast or festival; - called also gaud-day and gaudy day.

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