AskDefine | Define merry

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merry adj
1 full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh" [syn: gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, mirthful]
2 offering fun and gaiety; "a gala ball after the inauguration"; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening" [syn: gala(a), gay, festal, festive]
3 quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: brisk, lively, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy] [also: merriest, merrier]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

etyl ang mirige.

Adjective

  1. Jolly and full of high-spirits
    We had a very merry Christmas.
  2. Festive and full of fun and laughter
    Everyone was merry at the party.
  3. Brisk
    The play moved along at a merry pace.
  4. happy or showing enjoyment

Antonyms

Translations

Jolly and full of high-spirits
Festive and full of fun and laughter
Brisk

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

The name Merry can refer to several different fictional characters, including:
merry in German: Merry
merry in French: Merry
merry in Japanese: Merry

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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