\ 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 Simply place it beneath an open outlet and spruce it up, as this blogger did, with potted plants for a dose of cheery camouflage. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 9 May 2022 Residents have compiled footage from their daily lives, showing rotting food or shouting matches with local officials, rebutting the authorities’ story of a tidy, cheery outbreak response. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Eight years earlier, Anthony Carrigan, who plays the cheery Chechen mobster, thought his career might be toast, too. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 The TikTok fashion king did not disappoint with his cheery pink pants and sunset printed button-down. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, 18 Apr. 2022 And with regards to color and print, pale tones always feel romantic, as do dainty floral prints and cheery brights. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 5 Apr. 2022 Carina Comer, who created the cheery spot as an outlet for her love of baking, as well as a place to help others with visual impairments. oregonlive, 19 Apr. 2022 The two women, friends for years, had a buoyant, almost cheery energy. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2022 Bring a touch of spring into the bathroom with this cheery shower curtain. Ariel Scotti, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Apr. 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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13 May 2022

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“Cheery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 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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