cheery

adjective \ ˈchir-ē \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of cheery

cheerier; cheeriest
1 : marked by cheerfulness or good spirits
2 : causing or suggesting cheerfulness
  • cheery music

cheerily

play \ˈchir-ə-lē\ adverb

cheeriness

play \ˈchir-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of cheery in a Sentence

  1. a cheery grin on the host of the holiday party

  2. a cheery, unexpected compliment can really make another person's day

Recent Examples of cheery from the Web

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First Known Use of cheery

15th century


CHEERY Defined for English Language Learners

cheery

adjective

Definition of cheery for English Language Learners

  • : having or causing happy feelings


CHEERY Defined for Kids

cheery

adjective \ ˈchir-ē \

Definition of cheery for Students

cheerier; cheeriest
: merry and bright in manner or effect : cheerful
  • a cheery voice
  • a cheery welcome

cheerily

\-ə-lē\ adverb
  • spoke cheerily

cheeriness

\-ē-nəs\ noun


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