Simple Definition of merry
: very happy and cheerful : feeling or showing joy and happiness
: causing joy and happiness
Examples of merry in a sentence
Let's eat, drink, and be merry!
They sang a merry little song.
Origin and Etymology of merry
Middle English mery, from Old English myrge, merge; akin to Old High German murg short — more at brief
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of merry
MERRY Defined for Kids
Definition of merry for Students
1 : full of joy and good cheer <a merry man>
2 : full of festive celebration and enjoyment <a merry Christmas>
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