Joyful; merry; festive.Brilliantly fine or gay; bright; garish.Showy without taste; vulgarly gay or splendid; flashy.Synonyms Flaunting, glittering; garish, flashy, dressy, finical. See tawdry.n. A feast or festival; an entertainment; a treat.n. Gaiety; gaudiness.n. One of the beads in the rosary marking the five joyful mysteries, or five joys of the Virgin. See rosary. Also gaud.n. One of the tapers burnt, in commemoration of the five joyful mysteries, by the image, on the altar, or in a chapel of the Virgin, during masses, antiphons, and hymns in her honor.To deck with ostentatious finery; bedizen.