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- Rhymes: -eɪfʊl
- Full of gaiety or cheerfulness; cheery; gay; lively.
- 1970, Senʼichi Hisamatsu, Murasaki Shikibu: The Greatest Lady Writer in Japanese Literature:
- Although she read about the gayful events of the fifth volume of Hokke Sanju-ko, she was not able to regain self.
- 1986, Maktaba, volume 9, issue 2:
- Nairobi is a very nice town and people are likeable and gayful.
- 1996, Sarah Lawson, A fado for my mother:
- It was an open square before the earthquake and was left an open square when the rest of the city was rebuilt. The guidebook says of it, 'It has a lively gayful atmosphere, with its cafes and esplanades always crowded with people.'
- 2000, Ḥayim Gordon, Dwelling Poetically:
- Heidegger apparently was blind to the gayful, playful, frolicking, dancing aspects of Nietzsche's writings.
- 2011, Robert Tosei Osterman, From Chicago to Spinoza:
- “I marshaled all my thoughts today And marched them out in sweet array. The bleachers were of depth and wide And viewed each nod so none could hide. “'Twas a gayful crowd and mighty strong That turned about to dance a song; [...]