galumphingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

galumphing +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

galumphingly (comparative more galumphingly, superlative most galumphingly)

  1. Heavily; clumsily.
    • 2007 August 17, Alastair Macaulay, “Morris Meets Amadeus: Odd, Elective Affinities”, New York Times:
      Other “Mozart Dances” motifs certainly move, as when a dancer, standing with feet together, briskly bobs up to half-toe and down in time to a figure in the music; or a sideways jump, engaging in its slightly galumphingly stiff arrival and the way the upper body swings in the opposite direction from the legs.