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merry

mer·ry

merry

 
 
pronunciation:
me ri
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: merrier, merriest
definition 1: cheerful and gay, or inclined to be so.
a merry person
synonyms:
gay, jolly, jovial
antonyms:
gloomy, morose, sad, serious
similar words:
blithe, bright, buoyant, cheerful, cheery, gleeful, happy, happy-go-lucky, jocular, jocund, joyful, lighthearted, sunny
definition 2: marked by or giving occasion for merriment; festive or entertaining.
a merry party
synonyms:
festive, lively
antonyms:
cheerless, gloomy, sad, serious
similar words:
convivial, entertaining, gay, gleeful, jolly, joyful
definition 3: lively or fast.
a merry chase
synonyms:
fast, lively
similar words:
festive, jaunty, playful, spirited, sportive, sprightly
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