\ 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

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 Lui still remembers the cheery atmosphere and the sound of the British military band playing Scottish bagpipes. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2022 The cheery ceremony marked a certain return to form for the White House, which did not schedule the event under former President Donald Trump. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 7 Sep. 2022 Here's how and when to plant daffodil bulbs to enjoy their cheery colors for many springs to come. Charlotte Germane, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Sep. 2022 Nothing adds cheery warmth like a big dose of bright yellow. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2022 Your mission for Week 1501 will be to come up with fresh observational humor about the irritants in life, in the guise of cheery helpfulness. Pat Myers, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2022 Dispiritingly, collagen flavor options seem to favor chalky choc varieties, cheery berry options, and the artificial vanilla taste of wellness. Maggie Lange, Bon Appétit, 22 July 2022 Located in the heart of King’s Cross, next to Coal Drop’s Yard, the terrace has a fun vibe with top DJs amongst pink furniture, blue umbrellas and cheery green AstroTurf. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 16 July 2022 An avid sports fan and a mainstay at the famed tennis tournament throughout the ’80s and ’90s, cheery summer prints, oversized ’80s belts, power shoulders, and retro shades comprised the key features of her Wimbledon looks. Alice Cary, Vogue, 27 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cheery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Sep 2022

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“Cheery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for cheery


\ 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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