[ UK /dʒˈɔːnti/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒɔnti/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒɔnti/ ]
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
a jaunty red hat
a dapper young man
having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
walked with a jaunty step
life that is gay, brisk, and debonair
a jaunty optimist
looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit
How To Use jaunty In A Sentence
- The use of the word tilted in the sentence "Thinking caps tilted at a jaunty angle". EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines
- There is jaunty fairground music playing but one of the rabbits looks a bit mournful. The Sun
- It was light and breezy with jaunty incidental music and you could totally see what the producers had in mind. Times, Sunday Times
- There ain't many jaunty little anecdotes. Times, Sunday Times
- The jaunty incidental music that has accompanied her progress from bedroom, through kitchen, to surgery ceases. Times, Sunday Times
- A recent recruit from Liverpool who joined his Stafford Street office was welcomed with a few jaunty choruses from a sea shanty.
- Why does my hair, which is short on top and usually stands up in a jaunty sort of manner at home, go flat whenever I go to London?
- All the miracle of sails; the steady foresail; the sensitive jibs; the press canvas delicate as bubbles; the reliable main; the bluff topsails; topgallants like eager horses; the impertinent skysails; the jaunty moonraker, were just canvas stretched on poles. The Wind Bloweth
- Her glossy hair's done up in a jaunty black ponytail and she's sizing me up from behind a cool, guarded smile.
- Yet none within this battlefront encampment laughed; no jaunty music could be heard. Dreams of a Dark Warrior