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[mer-uh-lee] /ˈmɛr ə li/
a female given name, form of Merry. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "That's what your mother would do if she were here," she cried, Merrily.

    A Mountain Woman and Others (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
  • Leif got ready the boat again and Merrily sailed for Ireland.

    Viking Tales Jennie Hall
  • Everybody rose, my wound was bound up, the cloth was changed, and the dinner went on Merrily.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • “Then we ought to have stuffed the goblin,” cried Dyke Merrily.

    Diamond Dyke George Manville Fenn
  • She had dances for that mood also—she would laugh and caper as Merrily as any young witch.

    Love's Pilgrimage Upton Sinclair
Word Origin and History for Merrily



Old English myriglice "pleasantly, melodiously;" see merry + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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