\ 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 cheerily (audio) \ adverb
cheeriness \ ˈchir-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce cheeriness (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

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Many citrus colors blend well together and in nearly every instance convey a bright, fresh and cheery message. Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "Photos and tips: Juicy decor adds bursts of color in your home," 5 July 2019 Yet many voters do not believe these cheery numbers. The Economist, "Justin Trudeau starts Canada’s election campaign as the underdog," 28 June 2019 Outside of these blocks, La Boca is a working-class neighborhood with houses that aren’t splashed in higgledy-piggledy blocks of cheery color. Christopher Muther,, "Argentina’s capital is a seductive pleasure that transcends the tango and Evita," 10 May 2018 For its new Venice Collection, local lifestyle and footwear brand Toms reverted to its roots, rendering the classical alpargata slip-on in cheery spring colors. Kavita Daswani,, "Esquivel is having a winter sample sale this weekend; Toms to debut Venice Collection of shoes," 9 Feb. 2018 These cheery kids can seem as sweet as a cherry Slushie. Lee Williams | For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "‘Heathers: The Musical’ puts Generation X nostalgia front and center," 24 June 2019 Courtesy You're greeted with tea and a warm towel to wipe off all that regular people stuff while someone with a cheery, soothing voice named Claudia checks you in. Samantha Leal, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: How to Do Las Vegas the Low-Key Way," 7 Apr. 2017 This Coup De Ville pair comes in sunny yellow, sky blue and baby pink—cheery updates on the traditional metal styles. Amanda Greene, Woman's Day, "Sunglasses for Every Face Shape," 9 July 2010 And so the Apple Card charges into the financial world in which cheery, millennial-baiting websites and apps try to displace the gloomy, buttoned-up mortgage lenders and bankers of old with smile and that Silicon Valley sheen. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Apple Is a Credit Card Company Now," 25 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of cheery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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