cheery

adjective
\ 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 cheerily (audio) \ adverb
cheeriness \ ˈchir-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce cheeriness (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

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And so the Apple Card charges into the financial world in which cheery, millennial-baiting websites and apps try to displace the gloomy, buttoned-up mortgage lenders and bankers of old with smile and that Silicon Valley sheen. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Apple Is a Credit Card Company Now," 25 Mar. 2019 Advertising Literary events tend to be cheery but tame, intimate affairs. Tyrone Beason, The Seattle Times, "‘Who are you becoming?’ Why America needs Michelle Obama’s message now," 25 Mar. 2019 Chore Pad, an app designed for children, lays out their list of responsibilities in a cheery, colorful pallet with plenty of check marks, stars and digital rewards. Ronda Kaysen, The Seattle Times, "Is it time to drain the water heater? There’s an app for that," 11 Feb. 2019 There’s something very cheery about it, in the same way there was about reggae. Kenneth Partridge, Billboard, "The English Beat Talk First New Album In 36 Years & Feeling Like 'Ska-stradamus'," 23 May 2018 On this go-around, he's added some '90s flair with a little help from boy band Hansen for a cheery multi-generational collab. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best New Christmas Songs of 2018," 12 Nov. 2018 On-demand hot water and a marine toilet give you the comforts of home, and LED lights keep things cheery. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Sleek camper van sleeps two with space for bikes," 26 Sep. 2018 Despite all these not-so-cheery figures, there is a silver lining for investors. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Asian Satellites Buck China’s Downward Drift," 5 Sep. 2018 Choose from nativity scenes, Santa and his reindeer, and a number of other cheery characters. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Here's Your First Look at The Home Depot's Best New Christmas Decorations," 14 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cheery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cheery

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cheery

: having or causing happy feelings

cheery

adjective
\ 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
cheeriness \ -​ē-​nəs \ noun

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