cheery

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adjective \ˈchir-ē\

Definition of cheery

cheerier

;

cheeriest

  1. 1 :  marked by cheerfulness or good spirits

  2. 2 :  causing or suggesting cheerfulness cheery music

cheerily

play \ˈchir-ə-lē\ adverb

cheeriness

play \ˈchir-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of cheery in a sentence

  1. a cheery grin on the host of the holiday party

  2. a cheery, unexpected compliment can really make another person's day

15th Century

First Known Use of cheery

15th century


CHEERY Defined for English Language Learners

cheery

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adjective \ˈchir-ē\

Definition of cheery for English Language Learners

  • : having or causing happy feelings


CHEERY Defined for Kids

cheery

play
adjective \ˈchir-ē\

Definition of cheery for Students

cheerier

;

cheeriest

  1. :  merry and bright in manner or effect :  cheerful a cheery voice a cheery welcome

cheerily

\-ə-lē\ adverb spoke cheerily

cheeriness

\-ē-nəs\ noun


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