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[shey-ree] /ʃeɪˈri/
noun, plural chéries
[shey-ree] /ʃeɪˈri/ (Show IPA).
dear; sweetheart: used in referring to or addressing a woman or girl.
Can be confused
chérie, cherry. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "You are not to be a silk merchant, chérie," answered her mother gently.

    The Story of Silk Sara Ware Bassett
  • Though, believe me, chérie, I did not know that I was so transgressing.


    Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Say you will, chérie, for I shall be sixteen—just think of it!

  • By this time to-morrow, if all goes well, we'll be safe in Piziquid, chérie!

  • "Give me something to eat, chérie," cried the exhausted lady, dropping into Clotilde's chair and trying to die.

    The Grandissimes George Washington Cable
  • Instead, one of Satanic wickedness, preconceived, and all settled before holding that tête-à-tête with her he has called “chérie.”

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • So all he could do was to wait and call softly as to a little child, ‘Nanette chérie, allons, allons!’

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • "Patience, chérie," replied her friend, looking up from the embroidery on which she was engaged.

    Marguerite De Roberval T. G. Marquis
  • And all the time the man beside me calling out his heart in a whisper—‘Nanette—Nanette—allons, chérie!’

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • "You're quite safe, chérie," said a woman's voice, and fingers were undoing the cloth which was bound round Jeanne's head.

    The Light That Lures Percy Brebner

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