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English definition of “gay”

gay

adjective (HAPPY)    /ɡeɪ/
old-fashioned happy: We had a gay old time down at the dance hall.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something old-fashioned If a place is gay, it is bright and attractive: The streets were gay and full of people.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant gayness     /ˈɡeɪ.nəs/ noun [U] Relating to sexual preference
(Definition of gay adjective (HAPPY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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