\ 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 Likewise, in a family photograph from the same period, Kolb appears as a cheery toddler smiling and hugging her friends in a Hongkew school yard. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 July 2021 The sound of Washington might be the cheery chime of a closing Metro door or the strident chant of a protest march. Washington Post, 20 July 2021 Pink and white umbrellas and sunbeds provide a cheery theme at the Governors Pool at White Limozeen — an indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant — located at the Graduate Nashville hotel, 101 20th Ave. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 17 July 2021 The town of Schmigadoon is stuck in the overly cheery Technicolor age, where two hotel rooms cost $1 — unmarried couples should never sleep in one bed, of course — and residents suddenly sing about corn pudding to the astonishment of the strangers. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 14 July 2021 The cheery accessory brand is giving us something to smile about. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 5 July 2021 For so long, the public believed that Spears was happy, or at least okay, due to her consistently cheery Instagram presence. Natalie Morin,, 2 July 2021 The colors, patterns, and materials are all ever-so-slightly summery and give a tip of the hat to days spent at a charming beach house, whether that be thanks to a cheery floral bedspread or a playful tie-dye shower curtain. Melissa Epifano, Southern Living, 24 June 2021 Later the company produced a cheery video of the boy being reunited with his family, all thanks to the app. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 15 June 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 3 Aug. 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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Nglish: Translation of cheery for Spanish Speakers


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