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Jaunty in a Sentence

Examples of jaunty in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of jaunty, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.

jaunty(jônˈtē, jänˈ-)

(adjective) - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

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EXAMPLES - Jaunty in a Sentence

  1. The one on the corner with his hat tipped to the jaunty side? (source)
  2. You may recall the jaunty ceramic pots from the last trip to H&G. (source)
  3. They went down the avenue at an extremely rapid pace, Priscilla moving in a kind of jaunty canter. (source)
  4. A Washington Post article from 2006 found that Stewart seemed "jaunty" after the 28-month sentence was announced. (source)
  5. Many had gelled or styled shorter hair, carried banded sports bags and wore their ties in a "jaunty" or casual way. (source)
  6. BLOCK: And we should say, Jason, there's an extremely grizzly, horrific video that goes along with this jaunty song. (source)
  7. And FYI, "jaunty" ranks in my top 10 words in the English language (especially when it precedes the words "hat," "cap," or (source)
  8. He softly closed the door behind him, and approached her with a kind of jaunty, springy gait that increased her perplexity. (source)
  9. (/etc/apt/sources. list) with a file editor (as root or sudo or whatever), and change all occurrences of "jaunty" to "karmic". (source)
  10. As for headgear, there are foldable rain hats with a narrow or broad brims that will protect your hairdo and give you a jaunty air. (source)
  11. I mean more the garden variety sort, and getting mauled, no less, in the dread ritual of the mammogram, to the jaunty tune of "No Shoes." (source)
  12. My tour guide, Judith Oldham, was as proud of the jaunty renovated red and yellow rail car on display as if she'd built and run it herself. (source)
  13. When the snub-nosed, jaunty plane rumbled to a stop on the tarmac at the Frederick Municipal Airport, about 50 miles north of Washington, D.C., (source)
  14. "Brad Pitt is amazing - not only for what he started, but also because, who else can make a hard hat look like a jaunty fall fashion accessory?" (source)
  15. Heck, I even opted for the driving lights, even though they're completely useless with the HID lamps, because it makes the car look "jaunty", imo. (source)
  16. My favorite is "Burn Notice," a jaunty, self-consciously retro spying-and-caper series with roots in "The Rockford Files" and "Mission: Impossible." (source)
  17. The young puppets in jaunty swimming trunks, although they magically execute flashy dives and swim through air, are, if anything, more poignant still. (source)
  18. For this event, Carmine was gracious enough to cover that shit up, but dude obviously took several hours to place his hat at the proper "jaunty" angle. (source)
  19. The usually somber country-rockers contribute a jaunty cover of the KATW rarity, issued in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of "Walking on Sunshine." (source)
  20. Thanks, but I'll drive travelling companion was falling asleep again, adopting the kind of jaunty lean seldom appreciated outside Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli. (source)
  21. 'Chemistry', 'Something Kinda Oooh' was a great taster for 'Tangled Up' and 'Can't Speak French' introduced a kind of jaunty retro-pop built upon with 'The Promise'. (source)
  22. She sings in a high-pitched curl of a voice that can suggest innocence she shrewdly contrasts with her lyrics - such as this one, a jaunty novelty song called "Yes to Booty." (source)
  23. TUCKER: On that jaunty little shuffle called "Pretty When It's New," Haggard gives us a wink of reality in the midst of a lovely reverie about the pleasure of a new love affair. (source)
  24. Elsewhere in the Capitol, a young Byrd was shown in photos with President Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey and in a coal mine with a hard hat sitting at a jaunty angle on his head. (source)
  25. From Kate's jaunty "Kiss and Say Goodbye" opener to Anna's classic "Heart Like A Wheel" to the traditional "Traveling On For Jesus" that winds it up, this is a pitch perfect album. (source)
  26. He tries TOO hard to look GQ - laughable how he ALWAYS throws his suit jacket over a shoulder for just that "jaunty" look when in fact he grew up as a gangbanger, it's so unnatural. (source)
  27. During the last couple of episodes, however, her nearly constant "jaunty" banter had started to irritate me a little, thought the breakup with Logan certainly put a dent in the banterage. (source)
  28. Wearing a backwards baseball cap and a blue surgical mask, we see the perky-faced Tsering moving around the medical tent with a jaunty confidence, looking perfectly at ease in his new role. (source)
  29. The German women -- bronzed, buxom lasses, for the most part, in jaunty hats and feathers -- look very sharp after their young men, interfering sadly between them and the insinuating sergeants. (source)
  30. Then came the jaunty experimental psychiatrist, Jefferson Lombardi, and his mind games Anders thought were so easy to manipulate, but helped set him on the course of which I found him in the midst. (source)
  31. It was exactly the kind of jaunty banter that two people comfortable with their status and fame engage in in public spaces; one of those encounters that makes the notion of being a celebrity in New York look appealing. (source)
  32. Earlier this month at the Venice Biennale, Karl Lagerfeld introduced an unusual accessory for Chanel: pale-colored, curvy and soft-looking, it was hard to tell from a picture whether it was some kind of jaunty tote bag or perhaps a fetching new hat. (source)
  33. And the Stamford, Conn.-based label Vineyard Vines has been selling more ribbon belts which it calls "d-ring belts" this year than it has in seasons past, in styles that feature its jaunty whale logo and colors such as "crab shell" and "yacht green." (source)
  34. This work has a jaunty libretto and score by director Jonathan Christenson, and a sensibility that places it somewhere between Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott's staging of Shockheaded Peter and Lemony Snicket's children's novels, A Series of Unfortunate Events. (source)
  35. And after the sergeant has read aloud an official declaration under the Official Secrets Act, and each one of them has separately signed an impressive form, Amory calls a jaunty Also los, bitte, meine Herren! across the hangar to a squad of policemen in dungarees who promptly lay their ladders against the British Leyland bus and swarm onto the roof, barking orders at each other until, with infinite circumspection, the backdrop is laid like a precious archaeological find on the concrete floor, and unrolled. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "jaunty" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


We have 54 synonyms for jaunty.

airy, animated, bold, brash, breezy, buoyant, carefree, careless, cocky, dapper, dashing, debonair, devil-may-care, devilish, easy, exhilarated, flip, flippant, forward, free, fresh, frisky, frolicsome, gamesome, gay, high-spirited, hilarious, impetuous, impish, impudent, jocose, joking, jolly, jovial, light, natty, nervy, perky, playful, prankish, provocative, reckless, rollicking, self-confident, showy, smart, sportive, sporty, sprightly, spruce, swaggering, trim, venturesome, vivacious


We have 6 antonyms for jaunty.

depressed, lethargic, lifeless, sad, serious, unhappy


Pronunciation: (jônˈtē, jänˈ-)

Syllabification: jaun-ty


View up to 25 definitions of jaunty from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (adjective) Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.
  2. (adjective) Crisp and dapper in appearance; natty.
  3. (adjective) Archaic Stylish.
  4. (adjective) Archaic Genteel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner.
  2. (adjective) Dapper or stylish.
  3. (adjective) Ostentatiously self-confident.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Airy; showy; finical; hence, characterized by an affected or fantastical manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Genteel.
  2. (None) Gay and sprightly in manner, appearance, or action; airy; also, affectedly elegant or showy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
  2. (adjective) having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air