Cheer - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃɪr|  American pronunciation of the word cheer
Brit.  |tʃɪə|  British pronunciation of the word cheer


- a cry or shout of approval
- the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom (syn: cheerfulness, sunshine)
flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room


- give encouragement to (syn: embolden, hearten, recreate)
- show approval or good wishes by shouting
everybody cheered the birthday boy
- cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful (syn: cheer up)
She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee
- become cheerful (syn: cheer up)
- spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts (syn: barrack, exhort, inspire, urge)
The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

Extra examples

The audience let out a cheer.

Loud cheers were coming from the bleachers.

The star was greeted with cheers.

Let's spread a little holiday cheer.

The cheerleaders did a cheer for the home team.

The crowd cheered as he crossed the finish line.

We were cheering for you all the way!

The crowd cheered him as he crossed the finish line.

Their fans cheered them to victory.

Supporters cheered the court's decision.

Investors were cheered by good economic news.

He cheered her, and that helped.

Let's go to the football game and cheer for our favourite team.

The House cheered more tumultuously than ever.

A great cheer went up from the crowd.

Phrasal verbs

cheer up  — cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cheer
he/she/it: cheers
present participle: cheering
past tense: cheered
past participle: cheered
singular: cheer
plural: cheers
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