cheer·​ly ˈchir-lē How to pronounce cheerly (audio)
: in a cheerful manner
lusty, young, and cheerly drawing breathWilliam Shakespeare

Word History

First Known Use

1558, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cheerly was in 1558

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Cite this Entry

“Cheerly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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