\ ˈchir-ē How to pronounce cheery (audio) \
cheerier; cheeriest

Definition of cheery

1 : marked by cheerfulness or good spirits
2 : causing or suggesting cheerfulness cheery music

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Other Words from cheery

cheerily \ ˈchir-​ə-​lē How to pronounce cheery (audio) \ adverb
cheeriness \ ˈchir-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce cheery (audio) \ noun

Examples of cheery in a Sentence

a cheery grin on the host of the holiday party a cheery, unexpected compliment can really make another person's day
Recent Examples on the Web Last September and October, too-cheery bulls got splashed with cold water. Brett Owens, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Often cheery, sometimes goofy, frequently daring, and Saturday … victorious. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 16 May 2021 All that will change with the Pritzker Building which will have a separate entrance and separate departments with natural light and cheery decor. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2021 Here, shop Fendi’s new basket bag just in time for the cheery, warm months ahead. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 20 Apr. 2021 Stamped on each cookie is one of five cheery designs including a gingerbread man surrounded by snowflakes., 22 Sep. 2020 The cheery hosts posted outside the Point made the decision for me. Washington Post, 14 May 2021 People flocked to his company’s iced espressos and avocado toast served in a cheery setting. Dallas News, 12 May 2021 An actual physical classroom, located in the Carriage House at Belmont Manor, is bright and cheery with posters of local birds and insects on the walls and two aquariums, one with a snake and the other with a terrapin. Katie V. Jones,, 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of cheery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cheery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cheery

: having or causing happy feelings


\ ˈchir-ē How to pronounce cheery (audio) \
cheerier; cheeriest

Kids Definition of cheery

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

Other Words from cheery

cheerily \ -​ə-​lē \ adverb spoke cheerily

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