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Definitions of merry

  1. Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play ; sportive. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, merry jest. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Merriest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A kind of wild red cherry. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Merriness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The common wild red cherry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. Sportive: cheerful: noisily gay: causing laughter: lively. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Gay; sportive; lively. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Full of fun; jovial; mirthful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Gay and noisy; causing laughter or mirth; sportive; cheerful; pleasant. To make merry, to be jovial: to feast with mirth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Loudly cheerful; gay of heart; causing laughter or mirth; delightful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for merry

  1. Suddenly she burst into a merry but scarcely lady- like laugh. – Historic Girls by E. S. Brooks
  2. That lady, who was well known in Paris, told her one day that, if she wished to make the king very merry she had only to ask him how he treated his old wife. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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