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  • adverb In a zany manner.


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  • Sponsored by the New York Shakespeare Festival's Festival Latino, this version overflows with zanily discordant elements, including trapeze artists, wood nymphs on roller skates and a Puck who wields a fire extinguisher.

    Shakespeare As A Second Language

  • The Emperor's New Groove makes no attempt to be anything other than zanily funny in the style of Dr. Seuss-combined-with-Warner-Brothers, and it succeeds nicely.

    The I-Shoulda-Seen-That-By-Now Film Festival: The Wrapup

  • Creative absurdity is the benchmark of its biting satire, zanily reminiscent of the Marx Brothers, with a touch of Tarantino thrown in for good measure.

    Express Milwaukee

  • Bet "etiolate" would stump all but the most zanily creative among us.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Inside the confines of a nicely appointed country home, a stern patriarch and his obedient wife keep their teenage son and two teenage daughters cloistered from the world and zanily miseducated.

    Chicago Reader

  • The action spins zanily on, deftly finding its way to a happy - and hilarious - conclusion.


  • The zanily overdressed journalist (I guess no one ever schooled her on the fashion maxim of taking one thing off before you leave the house) instead lands in sister publication

    San Francisco Bay Guardian: Top Stories

  • I watch socially maladroit aliens - dressed as Hasidic Jews, chanting the backup part to the Five Satins '"In the Still of the Night" - descend on Earth and then spin zanily upwards.

    Yale Daily News: Latest Issue

  • Movies like Anything Goes and Love Affair were giddy, romantic delights, while The Wizard of Oz and You Can't Take It With You presented the penury of the times through something of an aw-shucks, zanily hardscrabble lens.


  • And in 1999 they were on the wrong end of one of the most zanily inspired passages of play in sporting history.

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