[ UK /d‍ʒˈɔːnti/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒɔnti/ ]
  1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
    a jaunty red hat
    a dapper young man
  2. 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
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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
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