Definition of merry
- eat, drink, and be merry
- a merry holiday time
Let's eat, drink, and be merry!
They sang a merry little song.
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abject, aggrieved, anguished, blue, brokenhearted, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, disheartened, dispirited, downcast, downhearted, forlorn, glum, heartbroken, heartsick, heavyhearted, low-spirited, melancholy, sad, saddened, sorrowful, unhappy;
blessed (also blest), blissful, delighted, ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, gladsome, happy, high, joyful, joyous, jubilant, overjoyed, radiant, rapturous, ravished, thrilled, tickled;
: very happy and cheerful : feeling or showing joy and happiness
: causing joy and happiness
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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