Definition of 'jaunty'
Example sentences containing 'jaunty'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
No wonder the singer looks in pain with her leg stuck up at this jaunty angle. The Sun (2014)Perhaps a jaunty theme song might do the trick? Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is jaunty fairground music playing but one of the rabbits looks a bit mournful. The Sun (2013)The jaunty dance music is deeply ironic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was light and breezy with jaunty incidental music and you could totally see what the producers had in mind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And still the jaunty music played. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There ain't many jaunty little anecdotes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If there were a piano playing a jaunty tune, it would stop. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Big hats at jaunty angles - check! The Sun (2010)How hard can it be for a former globe-trotting action hero to carry a jaunty tune? Times, Sunday Times (2009)A jaunty little road trip of song it proves to be. The Sun (2007)I like to wear my cervix at a jaunty angle. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The opening was a comically styled heist from an airline, with lots of men in bowler hats and a jaunty soundtrack. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But I am resolutely in love with my jaunty little fringe. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was very cool, complete with baggy jeans and braces, a jaunty hat and a nose stud. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were both jaunty, self-confident little men who favored snappy sports jackets and took pride in their appearance. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)He wears a hat with a jaunty feather, as actors do; perhaps only they can get away with it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Backed by a jaunty tune, we find the singer in a nostalgic mood reflecting on simple pleasures, now out of reach. The Sun (2009)
Trends of 'jaunty'
Used Occasionally. jaunty is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'jaunty'
British English: jaunty ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone or something as jaunty, you mean that they are full of confidence and energy.
...a jaunty little man.
Definition of jaunty from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.