The audience let out a cheer.
Loud cheers were coming from the bleachers.
The star was greeted with cheers.
Let's spread a little holiday cheer.
The cheerleaders did a cheer for the home team. Verb
The crowd cheered as he crossed the finish line.
We were cheering for you all the way!
The crowd cheered him as he crossed the finish line.
Their fans cheered them to victory.
Supporters cheered the court's decision.
Investors were cheered by good economic news. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
And after a few cheers from the group, the bus finally pulls up to Delvey's apartment — and a whole crowd of people and flashing lights.—Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 One big cheer from Giants’ fans: Giants fans booed the home team off the field as the first half ended and teams headed to the locker room.—Kristi Scales, Dallas News, 11 Sep. 2023 Her pre-match TV interview, shown on the video screens in the arena, was drowned out by the sound of applause and cheers reverberating off the closed retractable roof.—CBS News, 9 Sep. 2023 It’s packed with enough positivity to last a year, while the beautiful watercolor design will add some cheer to their cubicle.—Kaitlyn McInnis, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2023 Color Adding the colors of the season is an easy way to include Christmas cheer throughout your home.—Mary Catherine McAnnally Scott, Southern Living, 8 Sep. 2023 Caleb Downs drew a big cheer from the Bryant-Denny Stadium crowd when he was announced as a starter for Alabama football.—Matt Stahl | Mstahl@al.com, al, 4 Sep. 2023 Each time the applause started to die down, Korine waved his hands in the air like a conductor, and the cheers started up again.—Ellise Shafer, Variety, 2 Sep. 2023 Her remarks drew cheers from her conservative constituents.—Paul Kane, Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2023
The Dow gained more than 330 points on Thursday, notching its best day since August as investors cheered the news.
SoftBank, which acquired Arm for $32 billion in 2016, will hold on to about 90% of the company’s shares.—Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 14 Sep. 2023 As the armored vehicle carrying Cavalcante approached the police barracks in Avondale, some residents in the area lined the roadway cheering, pumping their fists in the air and applauding.—Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2023 When Rodgers went down in the first quarter of the game, the bar patrons cheered and began to run up their tabs, assuming the Bills would maintain their lead.—Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 The rain didn’t stop the barking and cheering from fans who gleefully witnessed a Browns’ home opener win, the first since 2004.—Joshua Gunter, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2023 Thousands now add comments and send messages cheering him on.—Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 After returning from Williamsport on Aug. 28, the team was cheered by a caravan on Main Street that attracted hundreds of people.—Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2023 When hundreds of people poured into the streets, cheering and chanting, Mr. Mickala waited a little longer before trusting the crowds.—Sira Thierij, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Sep. 2023 Cheerleaders handed them flowers and the crowd cheered as their names were announced.—Alaina Bookman | Abookman@al.com, al, 1 Sep. 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English chere face, cheer, from Anglo-French, face, from Medieval Latin cara, probably from Greek kara head, face — more at cerebral