Definition of merry
merrilyplay \ˈmer-ə-lē, ˈme-rə-\ adverb
merrinessplay \ˈmer-ē-nəs, ˈme-rē-\ noun
Examples of merry in a Sentence
Let's eat, drink, and be merry!
They sang a merry little song.
Origin and Etymology of merry
Middle English mery, from Old English myrge, merge; akin to Old High German murg short — more at brief
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of merry
MERRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of merry for English Language Learners
: very happy and cheerful : feeling or showing joy and happiness
: causing joy and happiness
MERRY Defined for Kids
Definition of merry for Students
1 : full of joy and good cheer a merry man
2 : full of festive celebration and enjoyment a merry Christmas
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