Merry - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmeri|  American pronunciation of the word merry
Brit.  |ˈmɛri|  British pronunciation of the word merry

adjective

- full of or showing high-spirited merriment(syn: gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, mirthful)

have a merry Christmas
peals of merry laughter

- offering fun and gaiety(syn: festal, festive, gay)

a merry evening

- quick and energetic(syn: alert, brisk, lively, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy)

a merry chase

Examples

Let's eat, drink, and be merry!

They sang a merry little song.

He marched off, whistling a merry tune.

He's a lovely man with merry eyes and a wide smile.

Robin Hood and his merry men

The merry month of May

We wish you a Merry Christmas.

I wish you all a merry Christmas.

Shakespeare called it “the merry month of May.”

...the merry tintinnabulation of church bells...

...a dank and uncongenial castle that makes one question just how merry old England really was...

When other people were merry, Mrs. Varden was dull.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year everyone!

Christmas is a time to eat, drink and make merry.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Word forms

adjective
comparative: merrier
superlative: merriest
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